As a manager, you make countless decisions every day. Some are straightforward, such as assigning a team member to a project. Others are far more complex, such as determining how to handle an under-performing product line. How can you boost the odds of making the best decisions for your organization? Treat decision-making as a process. This volume reveals key strategies for handling each step in the process. You'll find out how to: - Generate a diverse set of alternative courses of action for the decision at hand - Assess the feasibility, risks, and ethical implications of each alternative - Select the best course of action - Communicate your decision and carry it out.
Stephano Sabetti challenges the essential notion that we all truly want to change. Despite the fact that conscious change affords many benefits, many of us are frightened by the thought of actually changing. Many of us are fearful of the excitement, the uncertainty, and most importantly the fact that in a world of change, there is no-thing to hold on to. Fully moving with change means we must surrender our illusory control over many of life's important processes - being loved, feeling happy, or being at peace. Sabetti encourages the reader, challenging the notion that there is such thing as no change. He shows that life itself would be impossible without a certain amount of change. We can only affect how change takes place and its pathway, not whether or not it happens. He introduces the concept of the change wave, which describes change as a dynamic process of energy gathering and distribution. This diagnostic tool can be used by individuals to understand where they are in the change process so that they may effectively move past boundaries or points of blockage to the resolution of perplexing issues. Many of us get stuck in an impasse loop where we repeat processes that remain unfinished or unwhole. Dr. Sabetti also provides some humorous anecdotes that characterize some of the change ploys we use to delude ourselves and rationalize our half-hearted attempts to change.
Approximately 70% of large companies now use testing as one of their selection and assessment procedures. How to Pass Numeracy Tests helps job-seekers become familiar with tests used, learn to work under pressure, and improve test-taking technique. This edition provides new practice questions and deals with the three most common types of numeracy tests: data interpretation, number problems and number sequences.
Careers that involve helping people are tremendously rewarding; they also offer diverse opportunities. In order to decide what job route is best for you, you need to begin with a clear plan: What will you specialize in? Do you need an advanced degree or certificate? How will you find the right position? "Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services" has the answers. Here, you'll discover all the information you need to find a satisfying and secure job doing what you love. Whether you want to work at a not-for-profit, become a physical therapist, or be a career counselor, this guide will help you: Clearly understand your various career options Key in on the specialty best suited for you--from psychology to social work to rehabilitation services Know what to expect when you start out Find the education and training you'll need to stay ahead of the competition Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects
How do tools influence our work and lives? What would 50 Americans - from film makers to goldsmiths - name as the implements essential to their success? We asked. The answers - whether surprising, whimsical, or poignant - are revealing. The result is Work, Life, Tools, a retrospective of contemporary American life as told through the things we use to do the things we do.
"The Brave New World of eHR" is an important resource, filled with the most current information and practical advice on eHR for human resource professionals and industrial and organizational psychologists. Written by an expert group of scholars, practitioners, and subject matter experts, this book offers an overview of the major technological trends in eHR, and shows how to use technology to enhance organizational effectiveness. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes information on a wide variety of topics and reviews the transformation of human resources from manual processes to sophisticated CRM and ERP systems. Examines the effectiveness of online strategies for attracting talent. Offers valuable guidelines that can help organizations design, deliver, implement, and sustain selection systems Includes a review of the recent research on the effectiveness of distance learning in educational and organizational settings. Analyzes the potential advantages and disadvantages of using eHR to manage employee performance. Shows how technology supports the administration of compensation systems. Outlines recent trends in delivering HR products and services. Considers the functional and d
Although we like to think ourselves civilized, this audiobook will make you rethink your pecking order in the world of work. Rick Adamson reads this nonfiction business book like a raconteur. His reading flows through information-packed chapters as well as anecdotes. The narration is lively even though it's based on many involved scientific and business research studies. Using information gleaned from the animal world, Richard Conniff entertains and enlightens, while Adamson's pacing delivers an extra punch where needed. This is a great resource for figuring out who's who in your workplace, what motivates individuals, and what role each plays in the office wilderness.
"A splendid writer—fresh, clear, ncondescending, and with never a false step." New York Times Book Review
"The Ape in the Corner Office is an entertaining safari through the commercial jungle, observing the habits of business apes as they swing from branch office to branch office." Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
"Chockablock with fascinating tales from the juxtaposition of natural history and work. If you’re thoughtful about what you do (and you care about how we
From the greatly admired author of The Work of Nations and The Future of Success, one of America's greatest economic and political thinkers as well as a distinguished public servant in three national administrations, a breakthrough book on the clash between capitalism and democracy.Mid-twentieth-century capitalism has turned into global capitalism, and global capitalism—turbocharged, Web-based, and able to find and make almost anything just about anywhere—has turned into supercapitalism. But as Robert B. Reich makes clear in this eye-opening book, while supercapitalism is working wonderfully well to enlarge the economic pie, democracy—charged with caring for all citizens is becoming less and less effective under its influence.Reich explains how widening inequalities of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and the spreading effects of global warming are the logical outcomes of supercapitalism. He shows us why companies, fighting harder than ever to maintain their competitive positions, have become even more deeply involved in politics; and how average citizens, seeking great deals and invested in the stock market to an unprecedented degree, are increasingly loath to stand b
This book considers the topic of achieving value from IT from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It is based on extensive research which produced a comprehensive understanding and analysis of the issues involved and innovative new approaches that addressed those issues plus considerable practical application, in a wide range of organisations of the ideas, processes, tools and techniques that were developed. The book describes how IS/IT investments can be aligned accurately with organisational strategy and how the approach and tool-kit' can be used by business managers and IS/IT specialists to identify the benefits available from different types of investments in a variety of organisational contexts. It describes how business cases can be developed that enable the benefits to be planned for and then realised through techniques and processes that overcome the organisational barriers that often prevent successful implementation. It also considers the strengths and limitations of existing methods, and shows how the approach can be integrated with best practice in the areas of project and change programme management. The book concludes by explaining how the key concepts in th
This book helps you get the best of the Internet, and lock out the worst. It shows you how to get online without any hassle, protect your children, create a family homepage and keep your phone bills low.
Paying for College Without Going Broketakes the stress, confusion and guess-work out of applying for financial aid. Students and their parents learn how to calculate their aid eligibility before applying to college and plan ahead to improve their chances of receiving aid. Parents and students will learn to negotiate with financial aid offices, handle special circumstances (for single parents or independent students) and receive educational tax breaks. Paying for College Without Going Brokeis the only book to include both the FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE to make things even easier for students and parents.
Part of the highly successful Studies in Global Competition series and written by an author based at the Max Planck Institute in Germany - one of the world's leading centres of evolutionary economics, this book looks at the medium to long term development of firm founding activity. Developing a framework with which to focus on development and change in regional firm founding activities and split into two sections, it: explores changes in regional firm founding activities, looking at empirical evidence based on the analysis of fifty German regions; and, examines positive examples or 'role models' that can lead to change in regional start-up activities, analyzing its impact both theoretically and empirically in the German town of Jena. Incisive and based on empirical research, this book is a key resource for students engaged with change and development in entrepreneurial and regional start-up activities and the environmental impact of start up decisions as well as to policy makers in this area.
Fifteen years after The Sun Also Sets predicted the decline of Japan in the 1990s, Emmott returns not only to the Far East but to the wholly new and different challenges which have arisen from and among China, India and Japan. "Rivals" will be the book which defines the geo-politics of the world's most rapidly evolving economies and nation states, and assesses the challenge to America's global economic and military leadership posed by the emerging Asian superpowers.It is not just, as many seem to argue, a question of the rise of China. For the first time in history Asia will not be dominated by just one country or by outside powers. It will contain three large, economically powerful countries, all with interests and ambitions that range across the whole region, and the world. The future of the world economy will be determined by the competition between these three countries, as will world politics. "Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan" will shape our next decade, will explore the legacies of history, the likely future trajectories of China, Japan and India, and the potential collisions and intersections between them which will shape the 21st century.
Fortune" magazine has ranked UPS the Worlds Most Admired Company in its industry for an amazing six consecutive years. For the first time, the company opens its doors for a fascinating, lively, and, most of all, instructive look at how it does business.
With the ultimate question of why studying the world of international business is important to you as an individual, George Cairnes and Martyna Silwa present an astute, conversational, and stimulating exploration of contemporary international business. With considerations such as the challenge to principles of business in the context of trading blocs, protectionism, and restricted trade; the effects of international governing bodies of the like the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank; and how everyone and everything fits into the larger picture. This short book looks at a very big and interesting field with humor and insightfulness.
How to Write Successful Business ad Management Essays is a systematic guide to successful written work during business and management degrees. The authors diligently address the all too common pitfalls of essay assignments, as well as providing students with an elemental program to approach essay questions, both in coursework and exam contexts.