The way we manage organizations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that a majority of employees feel disengaged from their companies. The epidemic of organizational disillusionment goes way beyond Corporate America-teachers, doctors, and nurses are leaving their professions in record numbers because the way we run schools and hospitals kills their vocation. Government agencies and nonprofits have a noble purpose, but working for these entities often feels soulless and lifeless just the same. All these organizations suffer from power games played at the top and powerlessness at lower levels, from infighting and bureaucracy, from endless meetings and a seemingly never-ending succession of change and cost-cutting programs. Deep inside, we long for soulful workplaces, for authenticity, community, passion, and purpose. The solution, according to many progressive scholars, lies with more enlightened management. But reality shows that this is not enough. In most cases, the system beats the individual-when managers or leaders go through an inner transformation, they end up leaving their organizations because they no longer feel like putting up with a place that is inhospitable to the deeper longings of their soul. We need more enlightened leaders, but we need something more: enlightened organizational structures and practices. But is there even such a thing? Can we conceive of enlightened organizations? In this groundbreaking book, the author shows that every time humanity has shifted to a new stage of consciousness in the past, it has invented a whole new way to structure and run organizations, each time bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in collaboration. A new shift in consciousness is currently underway. Could it help us invent a radically more soulful and purposeful way to run our businesses and nonprofits, schools and hospitals? The pioneering organizations researched for this book have already "cracked the code." Their founders have fundamentally questioned every aspect of management and have come up with entirely new organizational methods. Even though they operate in very different industries and geographies and did not know of each other's experiments, the structures and practices they have developed are remarkably similar. It's hard not to get excited about this finding: a new organizational model seems to be emerging, and it promises a soulful revolution in the workplace. "Reinventing Organizations" describes in practical detail how organizations large and small can operate in this new paradigm. Leaders, founders, coaches, and consultants will find this work a joyful handbook, full of insights, examples, and inspiring stories.
Pride and Ferrell’s MARKETING 2016 provides a thorough overview of essential marketing principles within a visually engaging, reader-friendly presentation. This popular, proven text helps students develop the knowledge and decision-making skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. MARKETING 2016 delivers in-depth coverage of fundamental marketing concepts and strategies, along with practical applications and real-world examples, including up-to-date material on social networking, digital marketing, social and environmental responsibility, globalization, entrepreneurship, and marketing in times of transition. The current edition also features a new chapter on managing services and branding, a new section exploring the importance and uses of Big Data, and updated learning objectives. Perfect for students of all backgrounds and interest levels, MARKETING 2016 is an essential resource for classroom and career success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Performance Management and Control
This textbook introduces the tools and systems of management control currently used in organizations. The focus is on how managers implement and use management control systems. The book emphasizes the social, behavioural and situational dimensions of management control. It offers many practical examples and case studies, with solutions or discussions. This textbook provides students with insights on business life and a better understanding of control practices. Cet ouvrage est une traduction et adaptation en anglais du livre de référence du cours de contrôle de gestion d'HEC. Il présente les outils et méthodes actuels du contrôle de gestion, sous l’angle de leur mise en œuvre. L’accent est mis sur les aspects humains, comportementaux et contextuels du contrôle et du pilotage dans les organisations. De nombreux exemples, cas d’entreprises ou exercices corrigés illustrent le cours.
Song of Myself
It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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The CV Book
The CV Bookis the definitive book on CV writing. it provides help, advice and templates from The CV Centre, the UK’s leading CV consultancy, based on many years’ experience and encompassing principles tried, tested and proven on a daily basis. Focussed on market needs - evidence-based and developed entirely from customer information. USP - 15 most common mistakes. Sales channel through author's own company and publicity. Added value - templated and website material.
Management Accounting for Decision Makers
Designed to help you study, Management Accounting for Decision Makers is praised for its clear, accessible and uncluttered style. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the main principles of management accounting, with a strong practical emphasis and avoiding excessive technical detail. It has a clear and unequivocal focus on how accounting information can be used to improve the quality of decision making by managers, providing the perfect grounding for the decision makers of the future.
The Lean Strategy Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage Unleash Innovation and Deliver Sustainable Growth
A groundbreaking and revolutionary book that will transform how lean is understood, practiced, and used within organizations A lean strategy is about gaining a competitive edge by offering better quality products at competitive prices and making a sustainable profit by eliminating waste through engaging employees in discovering deeper ways to think about their own jobs and smarter ways of working together. In its current form, lean has been radically effective, but its true powers have yet to be harnessed. Lean Strategy harnesses that power and delivers a new way of creating value from lean. Leading lean experts address popular misconceptions about the basics of lean/TPS, showing the true purpose of tools, methods, and attitudes that leverage the intelligence of every employee doing the work. You’ll learn how to think—and then act—differently, tapping the power of every person in your organization in a disciplined manner that generates unparalleled, sustainable success that is responsive to today’s most pressing challenges