Описание: This book demonstrates to managers the strategic significance of intra-organizational social networks. It argues that strategic management is embedded in the complexity of social relations that shape the strategic direction of a company. Currently there are few tools available to systematically collect information about the social functioning of an organization. This book fills this gap by shifting attention to the social relations that contribute to strategic advantage and that build on relationships that provide unique resources and create value for the business. It considers three perspectives on how social networks have a strategic function: first, social networks constitute everyday strategic action; second, social networks convey cultural meanings; and third, how social networks depict social processes that continually illustrate what the organization is and what it can become. The book shows top and upper-middle management how cultivating an understanding of intra-firm social relations can help them to build unique strategic advantage and make use of the day-to-day knowledge that emerges in the social connections and interactions within an organization.
Enhancing Enterprise Intelligence: Leveraging ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, BPM, and BI takes a fresh look at the benefits of enterprise systems (ES), focusing on the fact that ES collectively contribute to enhancing the intelligence quotient of an enterprise. The book provides an overview of the characteristic domains (i.e., business functions, processes, and activities) addressed by the various categories of ES, namely, ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM, BPM, and BI.
The book begins with an overview of agile enterprises and dimensions of intelligent enterprises. The middle chapters detail CRM's decisive concept of customer centricity, SCM's differentiating concept of customer responsiveness, and PLM's stupendous transformative potential for renewing the enterprise along with the establishment of a collaborative enterprise with BPM and enterprise BPM methodology.
The latter chapters deal with the realization of an informed enterprise with BI coupled with the novel concept of decision patterns. The author highlights the fact that any end-user application's effectiveness and performance can be enhanced by transforming it from a bare transaction to one clothed by a surrounding context formed from an aggregate of all relevant past decision patterns. The final chapter examines various aspects relating to a successful ES implementation project, and the appendix provides an overview of the SAP Business Suite to give you a practical context to the discussions presented in the book.
Описание: A Framework for Picturing Your Business Solutions in Infographics Visual Content Marketing demystifies the explosive and wildly successful trend driving real business value by amplifying business communications with infographics, interactive pictograms,
Описание: Worldwide, universities are considered assets for empowering local communities, hence making community engagement or third mission of universities popular. Community-university engagement has thus become a strategy for universities to generate, apply, use knowledge and other university resources outside academic environments. While arguments in this book indicate that universities have great potential to empower communities, it also remains largely true that communities also empower universities in many respects. The potential for each partner to contribute can be compromised when conditions necessary for success are not considered. Communities, for example, lose trust and resent exploitation of their resources when universities alone gain from these exchanges. Both parties should participate actively to contribute to national development agendas such as poverty reduction, illiteracy and youth unemployment, just to mention a few. An emphasis on social impact through community-university engagements exists as well. This is particularly needed where engagement agendas are traditionally underrepresented or marginalized in development activities. This book was inspired by the authors experiences as community development experts with special interest in development agendas that address social exclusion. When properly conceived, community-university engagements can offer unlimited benefits in respect to community empowerment. Different chapters of this book map out essential characteristics and conditions for effective engagements.
Автор: Kerpchar Название: Leveraging Lean In Surgical Services ISBN: 1482234491 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781482234497 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 8892 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book is part of a series of titles that are a spin-off of the Shingo Prize-winning book Leveraging Lean in Healthcare: Transforming Your Enterprise into a High Quality Patient Care Delivery System. Each book in the series focuses on a specific aspect of healthcare that has demonstrated significant process and quality improvements after a Lean implementation.The result of implementing Lean in the surgical suite is a powerful and proven mix that enables members of cross-functional teams to improve their processes, efficiency, and financial performance. Leveraging Lean in Surgical Services: Creating a Cost Effective, Standardized, High Quality, Patient-Focused Operation provides a functional understanding of Lean processes and quality improvement techniques for the surgical department. This book is an ideal guide for healthcare executives, leaders, process improvement team members, and inquisitive frontline workers who want to implement and leverage Lean in the surgical suite. Supplying detailed descriptions of Lean tools and methodologies, it identifies powerful solutions specific to the needs of surgical services.The first section provides an overview of Lean concepts, tools, methodologies, and applications. The second section focuses on the application of Lean in the surgical services environment. Presenting numerous examples, stories, case studies, and lessons learned, it examines the normal operation of each area in the surgical suite and highlights the areas where typical problems occur.Next, the book walks readers through various Lean initiatives and demonstrates how Lean tools and concepts have been used to achieve lasting improvements to processes and quality of care. It also introduces actionable blueprints that readers can duplicate or modify for use in their own institutions.Illustrating leadership’s role in achieving departmental goals, this book will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of how Lean can be applied to achieve significant improvements throughout the entire continuum of care.
Описание: With shortened business cycles, increased competition, and rapidly changing technologies, companies need to be more nimble than ever. They must narrow the gap between strategy formulation and operation execution to guarantee success. The Strategy Gap will provide a framework that senior financial managers can use to ensure that their strategies are implemented successfully and that their corporations remain competitive. Filled with informative case studies and best practices for optimum financial processes, this valuable resource will help managers leverage information technology to successfully implement corporate strategies. This book also shows managers how to eliminate surprises in poorly managed or unforeseen activities, while applying new approaches to financial management for faster and more accurate business modeling. Expert advice from those who have used these strategies clearly explains how to integrate planning, budgeting, consolidation, and reporting into one cohesive management system.
Описание: 'Most organizations can't execute strategy. Complexity is their enemy. Managing from Clarity provides a roadmap for introducing systems thinking to your organization. Read it; it's a snapshot of how strategy will be managed in the 21st Century.' David P. Norton, President, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, co-author of the best-selling The Balanced Scorecard and The Strategy-Focused Organization 'If you're not a systems thinker, you're not a good business leader. A few born leaders do it through intuition. For all the rest, there's Managing from Clarity. The book will spell out for you how to build your strategic agenda and how to align your leadership team around it.' Francis Gouillart, CEO, Emergence Consulting, co-author of the best-selling Transforming the Organization 'this book [turns] the art of system dynamics interventions into science for the first time. For those of us who live the successes and the frustrations of organizations every day, this is a gift.' Jorge Rufat-Latre, Director, Strategos 'a powerful set of ideas and frameworks for anyone with strategic responsibility.' Kim Warren, Teaching Fellow, Strategic & International Management, London Business School, author of Competitive Strategy Dynamics 'Finally, someone has harnessed the power of System Dynamics and crafted it into a useful tool for strategy development and strategic management ...[this book] demonstrates the potential insight that can come from systems thinking and its power to align an organization around a single view of the business model and strategic direction.' Michael J. Puleo, Director, Deloitte Consulting 'combine[s] the conceptual insights from the academic literature with the savvy of consultants to provide a sound approach to managing any organization.' James S. Dyer, The Fondren Centennial Chair in Business, University of Texas at Austin 'an intelligent and vivid introduction to an extremely powerful set of concepts and tools for strategy development.' Andreas Koch, Principal, L.E.K. Consulting
Описание: From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives, comes the new title on dealing with the complexity of change. It is one thing to spot the real trends from the fads, but it is another whole new ball game to deal with the incoming trend. This is the centrepiece of Mastering Megatrends. remove
Описание: Modern learning must be global, providing intercultural understanding and collaboration to personalize learning, achieve curriculum objectives and bring the world to students. Educators must be empowered and learning environments must be connected in order to "flatten" learning around the globe. This calls for a shift in pedagogy, a shift in mindset and the integration of digital and online technologies. How do we navigate these new waters of networked learning? What model can be developed for globally connected learning that will support classroom teachers, education leaders and higher education? In The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning & Teaching, author and global education forerunner Julie Lindsay answers these questions and more, illustrating the need for intercultural understanding and collaboration to personalize learning and providing a vital snapshot of a time when the world is shrinking and becoming more accessible to all. The book includes: pedagogical approaches and frameworks for global online collaborative learning; technology resources to empower educators and education leaders to make meaningful connections; and case studies and contributions from more than 100 global educators who are embedding their practices into curriculum objectives and providing their students with invaluable educational experiences.
Описание: This volume offers a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of the growing field of Sports Mega-Event studies. Contributions explore leveraging strategies and the legacies from previous sports megas (London, Seoul, Sydney, Vancouver) and recent and future `emerging` states and their hosting strategies (India, China, Qatar, Russia, Brazil).