Guiding The Journey To Collaborative Work Systems

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Guiding The Journey To Collaborative Work Systems

Author : Michael M. Beyerlein
ISBN : 0787967882
Genre : Business & Economics
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Guiding the Journey to Collaborative Work Systems is a hands-on, practical guide for dealing with the challenges of designing and implementing collaboration in the workplace. People working in groups and teams, team-based organizations and networked organizations, and value chains and strategic alliances understand that effective collaboration is mandatory for success in today's business environment. Change leaders— such as organization development managers, steering committee members, design team members, line managers, and others— will find this workbook an invaluable source of help, as it provides a step-by-step planning process to transform an organization to better support collaboration. Teams and groups can use the workbook to improve their collaborative processes, and elements of the workbook can be applied to a wide variety of situations where collaboration is needed. The workbook covers a broad range of topics necessary for successful change, including generating and maintaining support for the initiative, launching a thoroughly planned change program, and effectively communicating the plan to the rest of the organization. Filled with assessments, tools, and activities, and based on interviews conducted with twenty-one experts and hundreds of team members, Guiding the Journey to Collaborative Work Systems offers the support needed to design in-depth plans for changing work systems to facilitate collaborative excellence.
Category: Business & Economics

The Handbook Of High Performance Virtual Teams

Author : Jill Nemiro
ISBN : 9781119177821
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.53 MB
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The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams is an essential resource for leaders, virtual team members, and work group leaders. The editors provide a proved framework based on five principles for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture. Written by experts in the field, the contributors offer practical suggestions and tools for virtual team who need to assess their current level of effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement. This important resource also contains an array of illustrative cases as well as practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work.
Category: Business & Economics

Process Management

Author : Maria Pomffyova
ISBN : 9789533070858
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 84.70 MB
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The content of the book has been structured into four technical research sections with total of 18 chapters written by well recognized researchers worldwide. These sections are: 1. process and performance management and their measurement methods, 2. management of manufacturing processes with the aim to be quickly adaptable after real situation demands and their control, 3. quality management information and communication systems, their integration and risk management, 4. management processes of healthcare and water, construction and demolition waste problems and integration of environmental processes into management decisions.
Category: Business & Economics

The Iaf Handbook Of Group Facilitation

Author : Sandy Schuman
ISBN : 9781118429648
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67.24 MB
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Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, TheIAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-knowbasics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitionersand scholars. This indispensable resource includes successfulstrategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone whoworks with groups. The IAF Handbook of GroupFacilitation provides an overview of the field for new andaspiring practitioners and a reliable reference for experiencedgroup facilitators, including chapters on Creating positive ongoing client relationships Building trust and improving communications Facilitating group brainstorming sessions Drawing out the best in people Developing a collaborative environment Designing and facilitating dialogue Managing conflicting agendas Working with multicultural groups Using improvisation Understanding virtual meetings Facilitating team start-up Assessing group decision processes Building expertise in facilitation Reviewing core facilitation competencies Modeling positive professional attitudes
Category: Business & Economics

Managing The Knowledge Culture

Author : Philip Robert Harris
ISBN : 0874258596
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39.26 MB
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Managing the Knowledge Culture expertly explores how to overcome one of the biggest challenges 21st century leaders and their followers face functioning effectively in a knowledge culture. The thoroughly up-to-date book will deepen your understanding of the knowledge culture and its management and clearly detail the changing roles. For human resource professionals or managers who wants to be on the leading-edge of knowledge management, this realistic resource is a must.
Category: Business & Economics

The Change Handbook

Author : Peggy Holman
ISBN : 9781442994881
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65.99 MB
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This book is about effective change. It describes methods for changing ''whole systems,'' that is, change based on two powerful foundation assumptions: high involvement and a systemic approach to improvement. High involvement means engaging the people in changing their own system. It is systemic because there is a conscious choice to include the people, functions, and ideas that can affect or be affected by the work. Whole system change methods help you initiate high-leverage, sustainable improvements in organizations or communities. ''High-leverage'' is emphasized because in any improvement effort, we want the highest possible value for the effort invested. We believe that involving people in a systematic way is a key to high leverage and that the methods in this book can provide this leverage for you. You'll need to determine the one(s) best suited to moving your organization or community to the culture you want. We wrote this book to support your efforts. The book is intended to answer questions such as: What methods are available that have proven successful in addressing today's needs for organizational or community change? What are the key distinctions among these methods? How do I know if a method would be a good fit for my organization or community? How do I get started after I select one or more methods? To make a good choice, you'll need some basic information. Rather than provide details of how to do each method, we give you an overview of what's available and some tools to help focus your exploration.
Category: Business & Economics

Higher Creativity For Virtual Teams Developing Platforms For Co Creation

Author : MacGregor, Steven P.
ISBN : 9781599041315
Genre : Computers
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"This book presents advanced research on the concept of creativity using virtual teams, demonstrating a specific focus and application for virtual teams. It presents tools, processes, and frameworks to advance the overall concept that leveraging ideas from different locations in an organization and within extended networks is based on creativity, which can deliver innovation"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers

Creativity In Virtual Teams

Author : Jill Nemiro
ISBN : PSU:000056413441
Genre : Business & Economics
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Building Creativity in Your Virtual Teams Creativity in Virtual Teams is a well-researched and practical resource that offers a new model for attaining high levels of creativity in virtual working arrangements to anyone who designs, manages, or participates in virtual teams. Written by Jill E. Nemiro–an expert in organization and virtual team building–Creativity in Virtual Teams provides a valuable tool that takes you beyond mere theory. Within these pages, the author leads you through a series of diagnostic tools, questions for reflection, checklists, and exercises that will help you assess and develop the five key components–design, climate, resources, norms and protocols, and continual assessment and learning–that will foster creativity in your virtual teams. In addition, Creativity in Virtual Teams is filled with illustrative lessons learned from nine highly successful and innovative virtual teams. Praise for Creativity in Virtual Teams "Nemiro has done an impressive piece of research on this so far neglected area–creativity in virtual teams. If you manage or belong to a team that aspires to higher levels of creativity–and what team doesn’t–you’ll find this book invaluable, thought-provoking, and highly readable." –Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, authors of Virtual Teams "Having dealt with small to large virtual teams for over a decade, Dr. Nemiro’s book is the first book to provide a comprehensive, concise understanding of the dynamics and structure of virtual teams. A combination of theory and practical tools for all those either interested in establishing or bettering existing teams." –Patricia G. Flores, region account manager, Global Diversity Sourcing, Hewlett-Packard "Creativity in Virtual Teams is a must read for those who are working on or with virtual teams. It provides methods for continual assessment and learning in developing high levels of creativity in virtual teams. This book is an important resource for teams transitioning into this new way of working." –Nancy Sarti, manager, employee development, Southern California Edison "This is the first serious study of creativity in virtual teams. It offers a comprehensive framework and valuable assessment tools for putting the book’s lessons into practice in any organization." –Vijay Sathe, The Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University; author, Corporate Entrepreneurship
Category: Business & Economics

Leading Through Collaboration

Author : John Glaser
ISBN : 9781483360416
Genre : Education
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This practical guide provides a philosophical framework and a basic set of problem-solving skills that can make successful collaboration a reality.
Category: Education

Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care

Author : Donald D. Denton
ISBN : 0761841822
Genre : Medical
File Size : 78.8 MB
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"Drury is a truly great writer."-- 'Esquire' "A beguiling novel . . . perceptive and captivating."-- 'The New York Times' "Startling and utterly original."-- 'Newsday' In this mesmerizing novel, Tom Drury once again journeys to the quiet Midwest to spend an action-packed October weekend in the lives of a precarious family whose members all want something without knowing how to get it: for Charles, an heirloom shotgun; for his wife, Joan, the imaginative life she once knew; for their young son, Micah, a knowledge of the scope and reliability of his world, aided by prowling the empty town at night; and for Joan's daughter, Lyris, a stable foot from which to begin to grow up.Sometimes together, sometimes crucially apart, father, mother, son, and daughter move through a series of vivid encounters that demonstrate how even the most provisional family can endure in its own particular way.
Category: Medical

Building Engaged Team Performance Align Your Processes And People To Achieve Game Changing Business Results

Author : Dodd Starbird
ISBN : 9780071759168
Genre : Business & Economics
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Harness the Power of Your Most Valuable Resource—Your Workforce! Process improvement approaches like Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise have worked wonders for countless organizations, but in the drive for true excellence, these approaches are only one important part of the formula. Building Engaged Team Performance explains the next wave of business improvement: driving breakthrough gains by integrating process improvement with “the people side” of performance. Breaking new ground in the world of organizational improvement, performance management expert Dodd Starbird teams up with Roland Cavanagh, coauthor of the bestselling The Six Sigma Way, to present a system for aligning and optimizing processes and the efforts of any organization’s most valuable asset: people. Combining the principles from Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, Lean, and Socio-Technical Systems, Engaged Team Performance helps you harness the massive potential of human performance that is not captured by process improvements alone. Illustrated through real-life stories, Building Engaged Team Performance offers a stepby- step program that shows you how you can more than double the productivity of your business. The authors’ client examples are a diverse group of transactional and manufacturing organizations that have used Engaged Team Performance to: Increase employee efficiency by 50% and save millions of dollars Consistently deliver on critical customer requirements Provide visual data for instant decision making• Create realistic staffing models for sustainable capacity Establish standards for both team and individual performance Develop leadership that facilitates team ownership of execution Building Engaged Team Performance provides the tools for building a superior system that optimizes effectiveness of outcomes for customers and efficiency of resource usage. Never before have human performance and process improvement been so closely linked in a single, sustainable method. Catch the next wave of business improvement with Engaged Team Performance. Praise for Building Engaged Team Performance “The Engaged Team Performance effort that we undertook has allowed us to reshape our process from start to finish and improve both productivity and the communication among multiple departments.” Art Bacci, President & CEO, Principal Bank “This book provides practical insights on building competencies of change leaders throughout the organization.” Dr. William D. Trotter, Managing Director, Association of Internal Management Consultants (AIMC) “By embedding these concepts into organizational culture, systems, and processes, a group of individuals may become a winning team.” Dan Bell, President, Canon Information Technology Services “When I led a division at GE during the heyday of Six Sigma, process excellence and team performance were both critical; yet they were considered different disciplines, supported by separate infrastructure. Engaged Team Performance combines and aligns the best of both, and it delivers even better results.” C. Lewis Fain, President, Mortgage Payment Protection, Inc. “If your strategic vision includes words like growth, customer loyalty, value creation, responsiveness, quality, expertise, partnership, accountability, efficiency, or best in class, then Building Engaged Team Performance has to be part of the foundation. Without it you’re just creating a house of cards.” Rick Larson, CEO, VFD Technologies
Category: Business & Economics

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015058394100
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

A Journey Through Cultures

Author : Luciana Cardoso de Castro Salgado
ISBN : 9781447141143
Genre : Computers
File Size : 68.60 MB
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A Journey Through Cultures addresses one of the hottest topics in contemporary HCI: cultural diversity amongst users. For a number of years the HCI community has been investigating alternatives to enhance the design of cross-cultural systems. Most contributions to date have followed either a ‘design for each’ or a ‘design for all’ strategy. A Journey Through Cultures takes a very different approach. Proponents of CVM – the Cultural Viewpoint Metaphors perspective – the authors invite HCI practitioners to think of how to expose and communicate the idea of cultural diversity. A detailed case study is included which assesses the metaphors’ potential in cross-cultural design and evaluation. The results show that cultural viewpoint metaphors have strong epistemic power, leveraged by a combination of theoretic foundations coming from Anthropology, Semiotics and the authors’ own work in HCI and Semiotic Engineering. Luciana Salgado, Carla Leitão and Clarisse de Souza are members of SERG, the Semiotic Engineering Research Group at the Departamento de Informática of Rio de Janeiro's Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio).
Category: Computers

Journey Of The Software Professional

Author : Luke Hohmann
ISBN : UOM:39015038535731
Genre : Computers
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Provides a framework for thinking about how software developers and development teams create software, as well as presenting strategies and techniques for improving individual and team performance
Category: Computers

Leading A Software Development Team

Author : Richard Whitehead
ISBN : 0201675269
Genre : Computers
File Size : 39.29 MB
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This book aims to provide help and advice for IT professionals in this situation by offering solutions to the most commonly encountered problems, such as getting a project out on time, coping with the demands of leading a team, implementing new methodologies or technologies. It is written by a team leader for other team leaders with a focus on practical advice rather than management theory or process issues. It would be targeted at experienced software engineers, developers and architects who have been promoted to the role of team leader.
Category: Computers

Futurics

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ISBN : IND:30000046357772
Genre : Forecasting
File Size : 80.45 MB
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Category: Forecasting

Value By Design

Author : Eugene C. Nelson
ISBN : 0470901357
Genre : Medical
File Size : 84.41 MB
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Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.
Category: Medical

People Management

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ISBN : UCLA:L0083487264
Genre : Personnel management
File Size : 37.49 MB
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Category: Personnel management