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From Workplace To Playspace

Author : Pamela Meyer
ISBN : 0470599626
Genre : Business & Economics
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From Workplace to Playspace is about visionary, courageous, innovative, and persistent organizations that challenge long-held preconceptions about the incompatibility of workplace and playspace. Each day organizations across industries and with wide-ranging missions are discovering that playspace is the space they can and must create every day at work if they are to think creatively, question old assumptions, respond effectively to the unexpected, and engage all to work at the top of their talent. Filled with case examples from such organizations as Learning Curve International, Google, Chicago Public Schools, Umpqua Bank, and Threadless, the author provides both the conceptual framework and the principles to guide practitioners to create playspace for innovating, learning and changing in their organizations.
Category: Business & Economics

Wisdom Learning

Author : Wendelin Küpers
ISBN : 9781134769391
Genre : Business & Economics
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In traditional business circles, wisdom is viewed with a certain scepticism, which is in part due to its historical associations with wisdom traditions and spiritual cultures. However, in business today, wisdom is emerging not only as a viable but also a necessary organizational and management practice. In particular, practical wisdom is being updated and retranslated for today’s issues and concerns in organizations. In recent years, leadership and organizational studies have initiated important changes in the way in which business-as-usual is conducted. In response to the increasingly complex and uncertain conditions of our international business environment, a growing community of ‘scholar-practitioners’ are pushing the boundaries of traditional organizational and leadership thinking and acting, making inroads into processes and applications of practical wisdom and ways of wise leading and managing. Given the unprecedented levels of challenges, dynamics and uncertainties that today’s organizations are exposed to, there is a need for a more integrative and sustainable approach to managing. Following the need for a reconsideration and revival of the meaning of wisdom, the editors explore vitalizing possibilities for the learning of wise practices in organizing and leading. This expansive range of domains where wisdom is currently being explored suggests a promising number of perspectives and possibilities for future inquiries and explorations into the nexus of wisdom and organization, leadership/management education and learning that benefits from cross-disciplinary synergies. This book will be of interest to those seeking to understand the growing significance of wisdom in relation to learning and teaching, especially in business and management education.
Category: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship Education

Author : Paul Jones
ISBN : 9781787430303
Genre : Business & Economics
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Policymakers consider enterprise education, and the skills it develops, as increasing student’s employability skills. This book delivers further insight to validate this. Authors provide evidence to inform the entrepreneurial education discipline in terms of best practice, success stories and identify its future direction for key stakeholders.
Category: Business & Economics

Smart Working

Author : Dr Anne Marie McEwan
ISBN : 9781409460145
Genre : Business & Economics
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It is more possible than ever to influence and shape our working environments, our experience of work and each other. Business leaders who set the conditions and create engaging, meaningful work through organisational design and use of the knowledge and creative potential of their workforces are engaging in smart working. In Smart Working: Creating the Next Wave, Anne Marie McEwan explains how smart working is more than just flexible and mobile working. It is about flexibility and autonomy - how people work, not just where and when. She argues that systems, working environments and governance are more likely to lead to effective performance if they maximise self-determination and choice. She describes how collaborative communication technologies create possibilities for stimulating and harnessing collective intelligence, within and beyond organisational boundaries. In short, smart working is an outcome of designing organisational systems that are good both for business and people. McEwan warns that the tendency to talk about new management paradigms risks overlooking insights derived from years of academic research, and particularly from lessons learned from process innovation methodology. This rigorously researched but intensely practical book examines current workplace trends relating to people, technology, place and space. It reviews what we already know about effective management and high performance work methods and shows how those insights can be used to advantage in contemporary workscapes. It will help those with responsibilities for the strategic direction of their organizations. Learning and development and HR professionals will understand how to interpret these insights for their own business.
Category: Business & Economics

Building A Magnetic Culture How To Attract And Retain Top Talent To Create An Engaged Productive Workforce

Author : Kevin Sheridan
ISBN : 9780071775113
Genre : Business & Economics
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Attract top talent and energize your workforce with a MAGNETIC CULTURE “Sheridan outlines simple but powerful steps to take in creating and maintaining an organization that fosters an environment with similar attraction.” —Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., international bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There “A compelling case for and guide to the creation of a high engagement/high performance workforce.” —Douglas R. Conant, retired president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company; New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints “It’s impossible for any company to have a monopoly on talent. But it is possible to have the best culture. Sheridan shares insights and best practices for creating an engaging culture where associates can grow and thrive.” —Frits van Paassche n, president and CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “A long time ago I discovered that when employees are passionate about their work, customers are passionate about the company. Kevin Sheridan knows that secret too. His insights on finding the right people and getting them engaged can change your culture forever.” —Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient “This book is filled with practical ideas, illuminating case stories, and fresh perspectives to stir employee engagement in any organization.” —Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., author of From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing through Dynamic Engagement About the Book: The perils of a disengaged workforce are well known—low productivity, high employee turnover, and failure to meet organization-wide goals. Less well known is what to do about it. How do you create a workforce that is always ready, able, and eager to take the organization to the next level? You have to create a MAGNETIC CULTURE. As CEO of leading employee survey and HR consulting firm HR Solutions, Inc., Kevin Sheridan knows how it’s done—and in Building a Magnetic Culture, he shares all his secrets. Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining a Magnetic Culture. Providing benchmarking and best practices, as well as interviews with executives and HR professionals at companies that boast the highest levels of employee engagement, Sheridan outlines an easy-to-follow plan that: Attracts the most talented people—and retains them Makes employees feel they are part of the value that their organization creates Increases Employee Engagement and drives productivity Boosts creativity and problem solving According to HR Solutions’ own employee survey results, actively engaged employees show four times more satisfaction in their work and are four times less likely to leave than disengaged employees are. Is there a reason not to make building a Magnetic Culture your top priority? Simply put, organizations that place a high value on actively cultivating a culture of engagement stand apart from their competition and enjoy superior business results.
Category: Business & Economics

The Agility Shift

Author : Pamela Meyer
ISBN : 9781629560717
Genre : Business & Economics
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As contrary as it sounds, “planning” — as we traditionally understand the term—can be the worst thing a company can do. Consider that volatile weather events disrupt trusted supply chains, markets, and promised delivery schedules. Ever-shifting geo-political tensions, as well as internal political upheaval within U.S. and global governments, derail long-planned new ventures. Technology failures block opportunities. Competitors suddenly change their product or release date; your team cannot meet the pace of innovations in your market niche, leaving you sidelined. There are myriad ways in the current business environment for a company’s well-considered business plans to go awry. Most business schools continue to prepare managers to be effective in stable and predictable environments, conditions that, if they ever existed at all, are long gone. The Agility Shift shows business leaders exactly how to make the radical mindset and strategy shift necessary to create an agile, entrepreneurial organization that can innovate and thrive in complex, ever-changing contexts. As author Pamela Meyer explains, there is much more involved than a reconfiguration of the org chart and job descriptions. It requires relinquishing the illusion of control at the very foundation of most management training and business practice. Despite most leader’s approaches, “Agility is not simply accelerated planning.” Unlike many agility books on the market, The Agility Shift provides specific, actionable strategies and tactics for leaders at all levels of the organization to put into practice immediately to improve agility and achieve results.
Category: Business & Economics

Das Kollegial Gef Hrte Unternehmen

Author : Bernd Oestereich
ISBN : 9783800652303
Genre : Business & Economics
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„Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft befinden sich in einer großen Transformation. An die Stelle der ́Hierarchie-Denke ́ treten Netzstrukturen und die Prinzipien kollegial-selbstorganisierter Führung. Die Autoren, die selbst Unternehmer sind, schildern ihre grundsätzlich neuen und zukunftsorientierten Gedanken. Eine sehr anregende Lektüre!“ Prof. Dr. Götz E. Rehn, Gründer und Geschäftsführer von Alnatura „Mitarbeiter wählen ihren Chef, stellen neue Kollegen ein und legen ihr Gehalt gemeinsam fest. Was für viele abenteuerlich klingt ist in einigen Unternehmen schon Realität. Bernd Oestereich gab den Mitarbeitern in seinem Unternehmen mehr Macht, weil das wirtschaftlich sinnvoll ist.“ Catherine Hoffmann, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftsredaktion Als wir Mitte der 2000er-Jahre bemerkten, wie die traditionelle Organisations- und Führungspraxis in unserem eigenen Unternehmen immer weniger zu den Markterfordernissen und Mitarbeiterbedürfnissen passten, fehlten uns noch belastbare Vorbilder und Modelle für eine andere Praxis. Bevor deshalb Führung zum selbstverständlichen Teil der Arbeit eines jeden Kollegen werden konnte, mussten wir viel experimentieren, passende Theorien finden und zahlreiche eigene Praktiken und Prinzipien entwickeln. Wie tief wir alle von einem an exklusiven Führungskräften orientierten Organisationsdenken geprägt waren, wurde uns erst richtig bewusst, nachdem wir 2012 auf das Grundprinzip „Führungsarbeit statt Führungskräfte“ umstellten. Die Essenz unseres Erfahrungswissens aus verschiedenen eigenen, befreundeten und von uns beratenen Organisationen in diesem Buch mögen anderen helfen, nicht alles neu erfinden zu müssen. Dennoch braucht jeder Übergang seine Zeit. Nicht nur um die individuell passenden Praktiken zu finden, sondern vor allem auch, um neue Haltungen und Denkmodelle zu erkunden und einzuüben.
Category: Business & Economics

Die Scrum Revolution

Author : Jeff Sutherland
ISBN : 9783593399928
Genre : Business & Economics
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»Scrum« heißt die revolutionäre Methode, die seit den 90er-Jahren große ITProjekte zum Fliegen bringt. Und das schneller und kostengünstiger als geplant: Unternehmen, die mit Scrum arbeiten, schaffen die doppelte Arbeit in der Hälfte der Zeit. Gar nicht auszudenken, was geschähe, wenn jede Firma von dieser Methode profitieren könnte! Genau das ist Jeff Sutherlands Mission. Als Scrum-Erfinder zeigt er in seinem neuen Standardwerk ganz normalen Unternehmen, wie sie Scrum-Teams etablieren, ihre Entwicklungsaufgaben vereinfachen und alle ihre Projekte agil, zügig und kostengünstig durchziehen.
Category: Business & Economics

Wie Man Jede L Ge Erkennt

Author : Pamela Meyer
ISBN : 9783864151538
Genre : Psychology
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**Ich weiß, dass du lügst!** Wir werden jeden Tag im Schnitt fast 200-mal belogen. Dennoch sind Menschen unglaublich schlecht darin, Lügen zu erkennen: Unsere Erfolgsquote liegt bei nur 52 %, also kaum besser, als wenn wir einfach eine Münze werfen würden. Mit diesem Buch können wir etwas dagegen tun: Durch die Verknüpfung von drei Disziplinen - Gesichtserkennungstraining, Befragungstraining und einer umfassenden Studie über Betrugstechniken - erhalten wir das umfassende und entscheidende Wissen, wie wir Lügen entlarven und die richtigen Informationen herauslesen können. Mit Meyers BASIC-Methode lernen wir Schritt für Schritt, wie wir in Zukunft Lügner sofort identifizieren, und erhalten darüber hinaus erprobte Vorgehensweisen und Techniken, wie wir künftig zuverlässig die Wahrheit herausfinden können. Denn Hinweise auf Unwahrheiten und Betrügereien gibt es überall - wir müssen nur die Geheimsprache der Gesten, Gefühle und Schlüsselwörter verstehen.
Category: Psychology

F R Immer Fish

Author : Stephen C. Lundin
ISBN : 9783864145650
Genre : Business & Economics
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Spaß am Job – dafür sorgt FISH! Aber was passiert, wenn die anfängliche Begeisterung nachlässt und der Alltag wieder einkehrt? Für immer FISH! zeigt, wie man positive Veränderungen nachhaltig umsetzen kann, und beweist, dass Spaß und Motivation im Beruf nicht tiefgekühlt werden müssen, um lange frisch zu bleiben.
Category: Business & Economics