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Ensure Sustained Behavioural Change And ROI From Organizational Change Projects With This Evidence-based, Practical Guide.
Organizational Applications of Mindfulness Kogan Page Ltd
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Based on emerging research, mindfulness-based interventions in organizations offer the potential to build individual and organizational resilience, engage employees and address workplace stress. The Mindful Organization is a practical guide written by practitioners for practitioners who want to learn how mindfulness can be used as a change management and organizational development strategy. Drawing from the latest research evidence from neuro- and behavioural science, The Mindful Organization offers a practical framework and guidance on how to start evolution- not revolution- in the organization. It ensures the greatest chance of success, showing how to identify the key stakeholders and work with them on understanding the power of a mindfulness initiative, how to identify a mindfulness champion, adapt the language of mindfulness to the context of the organization, establish metrics, and measure return on investment. The Mindful Organization proposes that HR and OD professionals are best placed to understand the complexity of implementing change in organizational systems and, therefore, the practice of mindfulness need to be brought in-house, even if they bring in external mindfulness coaches to train their leaders. Case studies including Capital One Finance, BT, and the NHS Mental Health Trust cover the reasoning behind these initiatives, how they were planned, the barriers they faced, the lessons learned, and their results. This book offers a forum for HR and OD practitioners to hear from other practitioners who have implemented organizational mindfulness-based interventions using change management principles so that they can understand how they might be applied to their own practice and their own organizations.
Truth About Managing People Pearson FT Press
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Discover today's quick, practical, proven guide to overcoming "killer" management problems and succeeding brilliantly as a leader! Unlike other management books, The Truth About Managing People, Fourth Edition is 100% practical and completely based on tested evidence, not mere anecdote or opinion. Top management author Stephen P. Robbins has distilled thousands of research studies, meta-analyses, and Big Data investigations into a set of 63 proven, tested solutions for today's make-or-break management challenges. Each solution is presented quickly and concisely, in just 2-3 pages, so you can absorb them fast, and use them immediately. Robbins' fully updated truths cover every key aspect of management, including hiring the right people and building winning teams; designing high-productivity jobs and rewarding the right behaviors; managing diversity, change, conflict, turnover, and staff cuts; overcoming self-serving bias, groupthink, and digital distractions, and much more. This edition adds nine all-new chapters, covering the crucial importance of people skills, building emotional intelligence, loyalty expectations, employee engagement and mentoring, managing face-to-face vs. virtual teams, overcoming the downsides of teams, handling unacceptable workplace behavior, promoting creativity and innovation, and more. Whatever your management role, Robbins has compiled indispensable practical truths you can and will apply, every single day.
Designing Effective Organizations JOSSEY BASS
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Winner of the Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 2002 'Goold and Campbell, leading thinkers on corporate-level strategy, have turned their attention to corporate-level organization design. They bring a rigor to this topic that will help managers wrestling with multiple reporting dimensions, decentralization and cross-unit co-ordination.' - Professor Gary Hamel, London Business School. Author of "Competing for the Future and Leading the Revolution". 'Campbell and Goold are renowned for discovering entirely new and useful dimensions to seemingly familiar business issues. This book is another shining example. It allows executives to replace politics and personality as the rationales for an organizational design with clear, effective logic and experience.' - Thomas H. Davenport, Director, Accenture Institute for Strategic Change. Author of "Process Innovation and Working Knowledge". 'A "must read" for managers and consultants. Redesigning the organization is the most powerful and fastest means for aligning decisions and behavior with strategic objectives. Goold and Campbell provide the best and most comprehensive framework for developing and testing the validity of an organizational structure I have seen in recent years. Based on years of research and experience they offer clear principles and a process to guide managers in the many design decisions and trade-offs involved in developing a more effective organization.' Professor Michael Beer, Harvard Business School. Author of "The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal". 'Books on organization design tend to fall into one of two categories: those that provide interesting concepts but not help on how to implement them and those that are full of check lists on implementation, based on sterile and over-simplified ideas. Michael Goold and Andrew Campbell have written perhaps the finest example of an exception I have ever seen - a very practical book, with detailed guidelines on implementation, yet based on a rich and sophisticated understanding of the real challenges of organization design. It will be of immense use to all careful readers.' - Professor Sumantra Ghoshal, London Business School. Author of "The Individualized Corporation and Managing Across Borders". 'As companies search for all sources of competitive advantage, many are discovering that the ability to organize and execute complex strategies is an important one. Campbell and Goold have again provided us with a good process through which leaders can give organizing its deserved focus.' - Professor Jay Galbraith, author of "Designing the Global Corporation". 'Campbell and Goold bring much needed clarity and precision to the language of organizational design and show how this can help managers avoid the misunderstandings and differing interpretations that frequently undermine new organization structures.' - Paul Coombes, Director, Organization Practice Area, McKinsey Company. 'Organization change is close to the top of many companies' agendas. Goold and Campbell's book equips you with ideas and frameworks to take on the journey. The real-world examples help make it both pragmatic and readable.' - Steve Russell, Chief Executive, The Boots Company plc. 'An impressive work. The taxonomy of organizational units and organigram symbols will be especially useful to managers working on structures.' - Philip Sadler, Patron, The Centre for Tomorrow's Company. Author of The Seamless Organization. 'Incredibly relevant in helping to pull together a complicated structure based around the dimensions of channels, products, customers and geography - immensely clear and valuable.' - David Roberts, Chief Executive, Personal Financial Services, Barclays plc. 'A welcome breakthrough in designing more effective corporate organization structures. The nine design tests of Goold and Campbell are a valuable addition to an otherwise sparse toolkit.' Jim Haymaker, Vice President, Strategy Business Development, Cargill Inc. Winner of the Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 2002.
Succeeding with SOA Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
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"Like so many acronyms in public currency, SOA means many different things to different people. Paul Brown deftly avoids getting caught in the trap of overstating the case for SOA. Instead, he brings the topic skillfully into focus, zeroing in on the concepts that must be understood in order to be effective. Paul's purpose, as I've found so often in his presentations and conversations, is to get to the core of real-world architectural issues that make the difference between success and failure. Paul doesn't sit in an ivory tower pontificating; he gets right down to the critical issues in order to develop effective real-life strategies." --From the Foreword by Jonathan Mack, Senior Technical Architect, Guardian Life Insurance Company "As Paul Brown explains in this fine book, there is more to software development than just writing code. Successful software requires deep thought and strategy. It requires the coordination and marshalling of the resources and intellect of the entire company, both business and IT. I learned much from reading his manuscript and heartily endorse the finished book." --Dr. Michael Blaha, author and industrial consultant "Paul Brown has provided a practical and actionable guide that will illuminate the way for Business and IT Leaders involved in IT strategy, planning, architecture, and project management. A successful adoption of SOA will touch every aspect of the business and change the way IT does business. This book does a good job of describing the organizational challenges and risks and providing suggestions to manage them. It also dives deeply into the architectural techniques that can be employed in order to align the service architecture with the business, thus providing maximum benefit and continued funding for your SOA transformation." --Maja Tibbling, Lead Enterprise Architect, Con-way Enterprise Services "Succeeding with SOA achieves where most books on service-oriented architectures fail. It accurately describes what practitioners are seeing, as well as why, and gives them practical examples through case studies and instruction. Most useful both for those about to take the plunge and those who are already soaking." --Charly Paelinck, Vice President, Development and Architecture, Harrah's Entertainment "This book is a must-read for architects and SOA practitioners. It provides an important foundation for a SOA strategy. Brown emphasizes the importance of aligning services with their business processes, building capabilities using strong enterprise architecture standards, and ensuring an effective governance process. The book promotes the notion of mutual dependency between managing a business using business processes and managing its IT with SOA. By aligning the two paradigms, a business can become more agile, able to adapt to change both quickly and economically. This is the promise of SOA." --Sunny Tara, Director, IT, Enterprise Architecture and Services, Harrah's Entertainment Getting a Desired Business Return on Your Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Investment Today, business processes and information systems are so tightly intertwined that they must be designed together, as parts of a total architecture, to realize enterprise goals. In Succeeding with SOA, Paul Brown shows how service-oriented architectures (SOAs) provide the best structure for such integration: clean, well-defined interfaces between collaborating entities. But even SOAs need to be correctly understood and implemented to avoid common failures. Drawing on decades of experience, Dr. Brown explains what business managers and IT architects absolutely need to know--including critical success factors--to undertake this essential work. Coverage includes * Setting clear and reasonable expectations for SOA's benefits * Understanding why conventional project management techniques don't scale to today's enterprise-wide projects * Defining a living roadmap for developing services based on business priorities * Establishing coherent leadership that brings together business executives, IT leaders, and the SOA architecture group * Using Total Architecture Synthesis (TAS) to rapidly develop business processes and information systems together * Understanding the central role of architecture--and making sure the right architectural decisions get made Whether you're a business or technical leader, this book will help you plan, organize, and execute SOA initiatives that meet or exceed their goals--now, and for years to come. List of Figures List of Tables Foreword Preface PART I. Building Your SOA Chapter 1: The SOA Challenge Chapter 2: Business Process Pitfalls Chapter 3: Business Systems Pitfalls Chapter 4: SOA: More Than Services Chapter 5: Keys to SOA Success Chapter 6: Organizing for SOA Success Chapter 7: SOA Project Leadership Chapter 8: SOA Enterprise Leadership Chapter 9: Agile SOA Development PART II. Managing Risk Chapter 10: Responsibility and Risk in Business Processes Chapter 11: Managing Project Risk Chapter 12: Investing Wisely in Risk Reduction Chapter 13: Managing SOA Risks Afterword Index
Alters and Schiff Essential Concepts for Healthy Living Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
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Essential Concepts for Healthy Living, Seventh Edition urges students to think critically about their health and overall wellness and empowers them, with clearly identified tools, to help them reach this goal. It provides a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health and highlights common behaviors and attitudes related to individual health needs. The Seventh Edition, with an all new author team, includes a wealth of new and updated data, including information on obesity and infertility, New & Key Features of the Seventh Edition: - Combines evidence-based information with critical thinking activities to guide students through analysis of their own health behavior - Helps students distinguish evidence-based information from unreliable health information with examples pulled from common advertisements and other media. - Lifestyle analysis activities, provided in the student workbook, use current tools and methods to guide students through the behavior change process. - Diversity in health case studies are used to highlight experiences of diverse populations regarding specific behavioral topics or outcomes. - Managing your health entries in each chapter focus on practical ways to incorporate health behavior into one's lifestyle
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