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A culture of rapid improvement: creating and sustaining an engaged workforce

By: Floyd, Raymond C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York CRC Press 2008Description: xxviii, 295 p.ISBN: 9781563273780.Subject(s): Organizational change | Organizational effectiveness | Organizational behaviorDDC classification: 658.4063 Summary: Features: * Identifies and examines the application of the four management tasks essential for creating a culture of improvement * Demonstrates the importance of engaging all participants in the drive for improvement * Shows how to involve employees in achieving company-wide objectives * Includes detailed examples of specific methods that have achieved results, many times in many places Summary: Become a corporate change agent Learn to implement and cultivate a culture of improvement with the assistance of one of the worldzs most respected experts Managing a business so that it achieves a supreme pace of improvement requires that all members of an organization can and do make their best contributions to the success of the enterprise. Management must provide employees with a shared set of values and beliefs so that they can decide for themselves how to behave in accordance with the expectations of a nurturing and empowering culture. A Culture of Rapid Improvement is intended for those leaders seeking to encourage dramatic improvement within their organizations. It shows these change agents how they can ङDevelopthesharedvaluesandbeliefsthatserveasthefoundationforadynamiccultureङEngageallemployeestojointhenewcultureandprovideopportunitiesforthesestakeholderstoinitiateandparticipateinimprovementङMeasure,evaluate,andmanagetheperformanceofthenewcultureFilledwithlessonsgarneredfrompracticalexamples,thistextisbasedonRaymondC.Floyd's40yearsofindustrialmanagementexperience,includinghismorethan20yearsatExxonMobil.HeisthewinnerofaShingoPrizeandalsoholdstheuniquedistinctionofhavingledbusinessesfromtwodifferentindustriesthatwerebothrecognizedbyIndustryWeekmagazineasbeingamongtheBestPlantsinAmerica.(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781563273780;jsessionid=SNAi8lKhKJuaiGWZD-mJHQ**)
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Features: * Identifies and examines the application of the four management tasks essential for creating a culture of improvement * Demonstrates the importance of engaging all participants in the drive for improvement * Shows how to involve employees in achieving company-wide objectives * Includes detailed examples of specific methods that have achieved results, many times in many places Summary: Become a corporate change agent Learn to implement and cultivate a culture of improvement with the assistance of one of the worldzs most respected experts Managing a business so that it achieves a supreme pace of improvement requires that all members of an organization can and do make their best contributions to the success of the enterprise. Management must provide employees with a shared set of values and beliefs so that they can decide for themselves how to behave in accordance with the expectations of a nurturing and empowering culture. A Culture of Rapid Improvement is intended for those leaders seeking to encourage dramatic improvement within their organizations. It shows these change agents how they can ङDevelopthesharedvaluesandbeliefsthatserveasthefoundationforadynamiccultureङEngageallemployeestojointhenewcultureandprovideopportunitiesforthesestakeholderstoinitiateandparticipateinimprovementङMeasure,evaluate,andmanagetheperformanceofthenewcultureFilledwithlessonsgarneredfrompracticalexamples,thistextisbasedonRaymondC.Floyd's40yearsofindustrialmanagementexperience,includinghismorethan20yearsatExxonMobil.HeisthewinnerofaShingoPrizeandalsoholdstheuniquedistinctionofhavingledbusinessesfromtwodifferentindustriesthatwerebothrecognizedbyIndustryWeekmagazineasbeingamongtheBestPlantsinAmerica.(http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781563273780;jsessionid=SNAi8lKhKJuaiGWZD-mJHQ**)

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