Performance Acceleration Management PAM

Author: H. James Harrington
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466572582
Format: PDF, Docs
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Organizations around the world are rating their improvement efforts as not producing the desired long-term results. Dr. Harrington’s research indicates that this occurs because organizations are using the latest improvement tools and approaches without first defining how they want to change their organization’s culture, environment, and key performance drivers. Organizations must first define what controllable factors drive business results. They then must define how they want to change these key performance drivers and behavioral patterns. Only then can they select a customized set of tools and approaches that will bring about the desired transformation. The first book in the Little Big Book Series, Performance Acceleration Management (PAM): Rapid Improvement to Your Key Performance Drivers, explains how to accelerate the rate of change and improvement in your organization to exceed your customers’ expectations. It introduces the PAM approach to accelerated performance improvement and explains how to use it to bring about significant change to your organization’s long-term performance. Supplying answers to commonly asked questions, the book provides you with the understanding to: Conduct an improvement requirements assessment Define key drivers and develop vision statements for each Define desired behavioral patterns and performance goals Develop individual key performance driver (KPD) transformation plans Develop and implement a five-year combined PAM plan Obtain approval from the executive team Delving into more than 50 years of experience helping organizations implement improvement approaches, H. James Harrington highlights key opportunities to add value to your organization. With over 1,400 different improvement tools available today, this book provides a set of tools to define how you want to change your organization’s key performance drivers and then develop a customized accelerated approach to achieve the desired transformation.

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

Author: William S. Ruggles
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351643967
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (or, PM4PITs, for short) provides practical guidance based on innovative concepts for project teams – especially performance improvement teams (PITs) – and their Project Managers. It shows how to successfully complete a project using a scalable, iterative framework based on an innovative foundation fusing elements of both Project Management and Continuous Improvement to create a "Lean Project Management" model.

Closing the Communication Gap

Author: H. James Harrington
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466574895
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Improved communication in business means higher profits. Improved communication in government means happier citizens. Improved communication in healthcare means quicker recoveries, fewer lawsuits, and happier nurses and patients. Closing the Communication Gap can help readers improve communication by closing the gap between what the communicator means and what the listener actually understands. It supplies a complete overview of the various elements and dimensions of effective communication needed to stop talking and start communicating. Defining and discussing both the formal and the informal communication systems within an organization, the book demonstrates the importance of good communication and details the four types of poor-quality communication. It explains how to create a climate of communication in your organization. It describes how this climate of communication encourages the development of quality relationships as well as what it takes to maintain this culture of communication. After reading this book, you will understand how to be a better listener, how to use social media in marketing, how to deal with difficult people, and helpful tips for public speaking. You will gain valuable insights on how to talk to your employees, how to talk to your boss, and the best ways to communicate with a corporation. This book can be read for personal growth or it can be used by a company to teach employees the importance of quality communication. Quality assurance departments will find this book useful in lowering errors and waste in the workplace. The book is also suitable as a communication textbook or supplemental text at the introductory university level. If a corporation were a person, communication would be the bloodstream. —Lee Iacocca, Former CEO, Chrysler Corporation

Accelerating Performance

Author: Colin Price
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119147492
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Accelerating Performance is not just another "warm and fuzzy" change management book--it's a practical, comprehensive, data-driven action plan for picking up the pace and achieving more"--

Power Up Your Mind

Author: Bill Lucas
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884965
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shows how everyone has the capacity to succeed and how most use only a small portion of their talents.

Linking Training to Performance

Author: William J. Rothwell
Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col
ISBN: 0871173611
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the coming years, escalating retirement and turnover rates among community college administrators and faculty will decidedly create a void for professionals in the workforce development field. Using this book as your field guide, you can expand your range of knowledge and skills, enhancing local institutional and program experience to better respond to local workforce needs.

Valuation

Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118874137
Format: PDF
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McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations. Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective. Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

The Christmas Almanac

Author: Natasha Tabori Fried
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599620693
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Everything you need for a perfect holiday! Resources, volunteering, trivia, activities, carols, games, music, traditions, etiquette, crafts, shopping guide, gift lists, history, concerts, tips, recipes.

High Performance Images

Author: Colin Bendell
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192666X
Format: PDF, ePub
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High-quality images have an amazing power of attraction. Just add some stunning photos and graphics to your website or app and watch your user engagement and conversion numbers climb. It can be tricky, but with this practical guide, you’ll master the many facets of delivering high performance images on the internet—without adversely affecting site performance. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of color theory, image formats, storage and management, operations delivery, browser and application behavior, the responsive web, and many other topics. Ideal for developers, this book also provides useful tips, tricks, and practical theory for processing and displaying powerful images that won’t slow down your online product. Explore digital image theory and the different formats available Dive into JPEGs, SVG and vector images, lossless compression, and other formats Use techniques for downloading and rendering images in a browser, and for loading images on mobile devices and cellular networks Examine specific rendering techniques, such as lazy loading, image processing, image consolidation, and responsive images Take responsive images to the next level by using content negotiation between browser and server with the Client Hints HTTP standard Learn how to operationalize your image workflow Contributors include Colin Bendell, Tim Kadlec, Yoav Weiss, Guy Podjarny, Nick Doyle, and Mike McCall from Akamai Technologies.