Описание: Insuring the value of IT ventures, from implementation through execution Over 50 percent of all Information Technology projects fail, not only costing companies considerable monetary investment but also thwarting key strategic initiatives for which the new technology was critical. This book helps executives and managers increase IT project success by using a process for identifying the true ROI value for proposed IT investments--"Real ROI"--then tracking project results against that standard. This guide provides an abundance of pragmatic tips, tools, and techniques to make the process easy to understand, focusing on implementing an ROI plan as well as on tracking IT investments and measuring results postimplementation.
Описание: Highlights 24 lessons that can facilitate a corporation`s entry into China. From culture cues and negotiating style to assessing risk and protecting your copyrights and trademarks, this title gives the reader the basic steps needed to plan effectively and efficiently.
Описание: This text aims to help companies recognize, appreciate and ultimately operationalize the mantra of how every time an employee gets to touch a customer or a customer gets to touch the brand, that company gets the opportunity to either reinforce their brand promise or totally denigrate it. This book should help the entire organization manage and live (not just think about) the brand.
Описание: "Many people claim to be the voice of business, but few speak as clearly and as forcefully as Digby. This book is a punchy, passionate and powerful defence of the role of enterprise in our society. It?s badly needed in this age of unreason." George Osborne MP, former Chancellor of the Exchequer 2010 16 A CALL TO ACTION FOR LEADERS IN BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA. In Fixing Business, the "face of British Business" Lord Digby Jones rolls up his sleeves to demonstrate why profit isn?t a dirty word it?s how you spend it that matters most. In the straightforward delivery he?s famous for, Digby brilliantly contextualises the fundamental, driving role of Business in Society and how the relationship has deteriorated to near catastrophic levels. Businesses in every sector and geographic area have an opportunity to pave a way into the future where profit creation is heralded for its part in improving health care, education, employment, poverty and taxes. Lord Digby Jones tells you exactly how to be a socially–inclusive leader who: Makes big, smart investments in physical and human infrastructure. Gives top priority to funding education and environmental conservation. Understands how and why social inclusion will be fundamental in our future businesses. Fixing Business is the inspiring guidebook for leaders ready to step out from the crowd and prove that profitable businesses do lead to a better way of life. "How refreshing...an expert who writes precisely the way he talks: with candour, professionalism and wit. This should be required reading in every boardroom and for every politician. It wouldn?t harm to put it into sixth forms, colleges and universities too!" Nick Ferrari, Broadcaster "The name Lord Digby Jones is synonymous with Business. His great passion for Business and Society comes through in Fixing Business and now, more than ever, we need to ensure that both work hand in hand. An inspirational book and a great read. Digby has an amazing personality that shines though in this book, reflecting the views of a remarkable man." Dame Kelly Holmes DBE MBE (mil), Double Olympic Champion, Businesswoman and President of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
Описание: Take control of your construction contracting business and manage it through the natural highs and lows of the construction market. Learn from a team of construction business veterans led by Thomas C.
Описание: A new system of people practices that produce extraordinarybusiness results
Hiring and retaining great people is the key to profitablegrowth, but it is the number one issue keeping leaders and managersawake at night. Winning the War for Talent addresses thisissue with an unconventional 'how to' guide ofinnovative techniques to source and retain skilled staff. This book shows you how to do away with old-fashioned, destructiveand subjective practices that have spread like a pandemic throughthe HR industry. It also outlines why effective sourcing of talentis now vital to business success. You will be shown proven, scientific solutions that are rarely used and never mentioned inexisting business books and seminars and much, much more.
Includes a complete step-by-step system with checklists, KPIsand templates that organisations of any size or type, can easilyfollow and implement
Features proven strategies and secret weapons that won't costyou a cent, highlighted in case studies from a diverse range ofbusinesses
Written by bestselling author Mandy Johnson, the youngest everdirector of Flight Centre, Australia's leading travelagent
For business owners and organisational leaders Winning theWar for Talent is your must-have companion to effectiverecruitment, staff retention and increasing business success.
Описание: After generations of leaving for cities and suburbs, many Americans are returning to the country to experience the rural life. Some are simply looking to escape the stresses of the city, while others see great opportunity in the burgeoning natural and organic foods "niche" (a term the industry is about to outgrow). This book is aimed at those people who do not have a background in farming but are interested in small-scale agriculture; at current hobbyists as well as those who are curious about growing and raising food but are not yet engaged in a venture. It serves as a natural follow-up to Hobby Farming For Dummies, published in July 2008, for those who want to take the next step and turn their farming hobby into a business, whether it is raising chickens for their free-range eggs or making organic wine or cheese. Many niche businesses appeal to consumers with an interest in natural, organic, sustainable, and local products, and studies indicate that the market is nowhere near its zenith. For example, the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center states that sales of natural and organic beef are set to double at least every three to five years. This is just one segment of a very large market, and small farmers (no matter how small) are increasingly looking to serve it. However, little reliable information about running a business is available to wannabe producers. Hobby farmers need to know how to blend marketing, money management, and strategy in order to prosper. The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound start-up advice, not just from an expert author but from the motivating experiences of other small farmers as well. This book offers direct, concise, and friendly advice on a variety of topics essential to the initial foray into a local foods venture. While it does not offer specific information about how to raise various crops and animals, a resources section includes a lengthy contact list for those needing hands-on reading.
Описание: There is a costly misconception in business today - that the only data that matters is BIG data, and that complex tools and data scientists are required to extract any practical information. The authors demonstrate how professionals at any level can take the information at their disposal and leverage it to make better decisions.