Random Acts of Management

Random Acts of Management

Author: Scott Adams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740704532

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Dilbert and his co-workers encounter the usual incompetent management practices, indecipherable project acronyms, heartless H.R. directors, and restrictive office rules

The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management

The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management

Author: Alan Murray

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062020321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 904

The Wall Street Journal Essential Guide to Management offers “Lasting Lessons from the Best Leadership Minds of Our Time.” Compiled by Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal, this is the definitive guide to how to be a successful manager from the world’s most respected business publication—an indispensible handbook for new managers and veterans alike, providing solid business strategies to help them put their best ideas to work.

Random Acts of Management

Random Acts of Management

Author: Scott Adams


ISBN: 5559304840



View: 658

In Random Acts of Management, cartoonist Scott Adams offers sardonic glimpses once again into the lunatic office life of DILBERT, Dogbert, Wally, and others, as they work in an all-too-believably ludicrous setting filled with incompetent management, incomprehensible project acronyms, and minuscule raises. Everyone, it seems, identifies with DILBERT, who struggles to navigate the constant tribulations of absurd company policies and idiot management strategies. Syndicated since 1989, DILBERT appears in more than 1,900 newspapers in fifty-seven countries. DILBERT also appears in his own weekly television show, and on calendars, greeting cards, and Dilberitos.

Handbook of Collaborative Public Management

Handbook of Collaborative Public Management

Author: Jack W. Meek

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789901917

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 135

This insightful Handbook presents readers with a comprehensive range of original research within the field of collaborative public management (CPM), a central area of study and practice in public administration. It explores the most important questions facing collaboration, providing insights into future research directions and new areas of study.

Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness

Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness

Author: David Eldridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408150344

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 826

Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness moves between dream story and real lives to tell an intricate, complex story of a young man dealing with the break up of his family and the legacy of race responsibility. Joey's an ordinary man but everywhere he looks people are slipping away. A notice at work catches his eye. He doesn't know where to go next - his Dad, the community or Marvin Gaye. In a world he can't connect with, is there someone out there who can connect with Joey? The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in May 2005.

Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance

Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance

Author: Baykal, Elif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799800606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 445

View: 948

Positive psychology focuses on finding the best one has to offer and repairing the worst to such a degree that one becomes a more responsible, nurturing, and altruistic citizen. However, since businesses are composed of groups and networks, using positive psychology in the workplace requires applications at both the individual and the group levels. There is a need for current studies that examine the practices and efficacy of positive psychology in creating organizational harmony by increasing an individual’s wellbeing. The Handbook of Research on Positive Organizational Behavior for Improved Workplace Performance is a collection of innovative research that combines the theory and practice of positive psychology as a means of ensuring happier employees and higher productivity within an organization. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as team building, spirituality, and ethical leadership, this publication is ideally designed for human resources professionals, psychologists, entrepreneurs, executives, managers, organizational leaders, researchers, academicians, and students seeking current research on methods of nurturing talent and empowering individuals to lead more fulfilled, constructive lives within the workplace.

Managing for Results, 2005

Managing for Results, 2005

Author: John M. Kamensky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 074254544X

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

View: 992

The 'managing for results' movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government managers. After spending years creating planning and performance-measuring systems, managers and policy makers now need to focus on how to use performance information to make data-driven decisions. Managing Results for 2005 describes--through a series of case studies--the progress being made in federal, state, and local governments in managing for results. Part I increases our understanding about the potential use of performance information in government. It starts with a chapter on how government leaders can overcome obstacles to using performance information. Another chapter presents a comprehensive framework for tying performance to the budget process. The book provides specific examples of how performance information has been used to dramatically improve program outcomes. Part II presents case studies on the use of performance information to improve results in a range of federal agencies, in Texas state government, and in the City of Baltimore. As pioneering efforts, these examples do not all present success stories; nevertheless, the lessons learned will be instructive to public managers as the 'managing for results' movement advances toward maturity.

Business Risk Management Handbook

Business Risk Management Handbook

Author: Linda S Spedding

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080553665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 537

It is now seen as essential that all businesses assess their exposure to business risk especially in relation to value creation. This book explains the practical links between risk management and the impact it has on the value of your business. It offers vital, accessible and timely tools to assist you in making an immediate difference to the core value of your business and thereby satisfy the demands of an ever increasing range of stakeholders. This book will help you: • Discover how risk exposure can have a financial impact on your business • Make your business become more sustainable financially, socially and environmentally • Learn how to apply knowledge fast with this practical guide to risk management issues The sustainable approach covered by this book spans business survival to more recent issues, such as the use of energy and natural resources. It highlights the value of a more enlightened approach throughout an organization. In doing so the book explains the practical links between risk management and the impact on value using the Sustainable and Economic Risk Management (SERM) methodology which considers: • inherent risk • management of risk • residual risk exposure. By exploring the various frameworks that organizations operate in today – whether compulsory, compliance driven, voluntary or motivated by best practice – the book offers a practical tool through the SERM model which is at the heart of the book’s approach to risk management. This model, together with its global EFR model, have established proven and practical methodologies to achieve sustainable risk management techniques that are accessible to all organizations. * Explains why risk management is a significant tool in enhancing the overall value or performance of any given organization. * Examples of how risks are quantified and explanations of how risk exposure can have a real ‘material’ financial impact on an organization * Provides best practice examples along with case studies that demonstrate how risks are dealt with by organizations that are rising to the challenge to become more sustainable, financially, socially and environmentally

Modern Construction

Modern Construction

Author: Lincoln H. Forbes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420063138

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

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During the past several decades, the manufacturing and service industries significantly increased their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability through the application of process improvement techniques and information technology. Unfortunately, the construction industry lags far behind in the application of performance improvement and optimization techniques, as well as its overall competitiveness. Written by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, both highly regarded for leadership and innovation, Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices offers cutting-edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. Drs. Forbes and Ahmed focus mainly on lean construction methodologies, such as The Last Planner(R) System, The Lean Project Delivery System (TM), and Integrated Project Delivery(TM). The tools and strategies offered draw on the success of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS) adapted to the construction environment by construction professionals and researchers involved in developing and advocating lean construction methods. The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically while de-emphasizing their self-interest. The authors also reintroduce process improvement approaches such as TQM and Six Sigma as a foundation for the adoption of lean methodologies, and demonstrate how these methods can improve projects in a so-called traditional environment. The book integrates these methods with emerging interest in "green construction" and the use of information technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM), while recognizing the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. Written specifically for professionals in an industry that desperately needs to play catch up, the book delineates cutting-edge approaches with the benefit of successful cases and explains how their deployment can improve construction performance and competitiveness.

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning

Author: Simon K.S. Cheung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642320187

Category: Education

Page: 373

View: 121

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2012, held in Guangzhou, China, in August 2012. The 32 contributions presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. In addition two keynote talks are included in this book. The topics covered are computer supported collaborative learning, experiences in hybrid learning, electronic learning, pedagogical and psychological issues, hybrid learning systems, and organizational frameworks for hybrid learning.