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Managing Employee Performance and Reward - Systems, Practices and Prospects (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John Shields, Jim... Managing Employee Performance and Reward - Systems, Practices and Prospects (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John Shields, Jim Rooney, Michelle Brown, Sarah Kaine
R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Systems, Practices and Prospects has been thoroughly revised and updated by a new four-member author team. The text introduces a new conceptual framework based on systems thinking and a dual model of strategic alignment and psychological engagement. Coverage of chapter topics provides a balance between research evidence and practice and, in this new edition, is enhanced with a more applied and technical approach. The text also includes chapters dedicated to conceptual framing, base pay and individual recognition and reward; 'reality check' breakout boxes with practical examples and current problems on each of strategic alignment, employee engagement, organisation justice and workforce diversity; and a new chapter exploring new horizons in performance and reward practice and research with a focus on the mega-trends of technological transformation under 'Industry 4.0', new economic forms and relationships arising from the 'gig' economy, and generational change.

Introducing Human Resource Management (Paperback, 8th edition): Caroline Hook, Andrew Jenkins Introducing Human Resource Management (Paperback, 8th edition)
Caroline Hook, Andrew Jenkins
R1,404 Discovery Miles 14 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introducing Human Resource Management is a lively and engaging introduction to the key topics and issues surrounding people management. Clearly linking HR theory to the work environment, this book explores core areas such as HR strategy and planning, employee engagement, diversity and equality, and talent management and development. The text combines solid academic underpinning with practical examples to allow you to consolidate your learning and apply it in practice. This 8th edition has been fully revised to include: * The latest developments in relation to Brexit. * A new section about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). * Greater coverage of Talent Management in organisations. * More emphasis on employee voice. * A focus on developing your employability skills in areas such as: management of self, management of your learning, problem solving, thinking critically, working with others, data handling, communication and business awareness. This text will help you succeed in your studies through: * 'What would you do' and 'what do you think' boxes to get you actively involved in your own learning. * 'What next' features to encourage you to find out more about a topic. * 'Activities' to get you to apply knowledge to an issue or problem. * 'HR in the news' features articles from the Financial Times to promote discussion of real-life examples of HR in practice. * 'Review questions' (with answers) to help you check your understanding of a topic. * 'Improve your employability' exercises to help you develop your skills and employability. Introducing Human Resource Management is ideal for a first course in human resource management at undergraduate or professional level, including courses that lead to a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification. This new edition maps each chapter against the CIPD's standards.

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork - Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (Paperback, New edition): John C. Maxwell The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork - Embrace Them and Empower Your Team (Paperback, New edition)
John C. Maxwell
R287 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John C. Maxwell has been teaching the benefits of leadership and team building for years. Now he tackles the importance of teamwork head on, writing about teamwork being necessary for every kind od leader, and showing how team building can improve every area of your life. Written in the style of the best-seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, this new book not only contains laws that you can count on when it comes to getting people to work together, but ity also tells them in such a way that you can start applying them to your own life today. And it's illustrated with great stories of team leaders-and team breakers-from history, business, the church, and sports.

Compensation Sense 101 - Common Sense Answers to Your Questions about Employee Compensation and Total Rewards (Paperback):... Compensation Sense 101 - Common Sense Answers to Your Questions about Employee Compensation and Total Rewards (Paperback)
Cassandra Faurote
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Research Handbook of Expatriates (Hardcover): Yvonne McNulty, Jan Selmer Research Handbook of Expatriates (Hardcover)
Yvonne McNulty, Jan Selmer
R5,974 Discovery Miles 59 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Constituting a comprehensive and carefully designed collection of contributions, the Research Handbook of Expatriates provides a nuanced and up-to-date discussion of expatriates. Theoretically broad and groundbreaking, it offers important and contemporary insights into emerging areas of research warranting future consideration. Drawing upon a range of perspectives from the field's most distinguished academics, contributions review the history of the literature in relation to expatriates, from the development of the expatriate construct through to the current state of research on business expatriates. Subsequent chapters progress into detailed examinations of the various types of business expatriates including LGBT, self-initiated expatriates, female assignees, inpatriates, international business travellers and commuters, and millennials. Other themes include expatriate performance, adjustment, expatriates to and from developing countries, global talent management, and expatriates' safety and security. The Research Handbook also covers expatriates in diverse communities such as education, military, missionary, sports and 'Aidland', and provides additional commentaries relating to methodological issues, research with practitioners, case studies, biculturals and ATCKs, and global families. The Research Handbook concludes with publishing advice for PhD and early career researchers. Stimulating insightful new areas of study, this collection is a must read for academics and scholars in the field of expatriate research, international management, global human resource management and business administration. It also offers a wealth of guidance for executives and recruiters along with expatriates and professionals who may expatriate.

She's Selling What?! - A Skeptical Husband's Guide to Supporting His Network Marketing Wife (Paperback): Tim Farrant She's Selling What?! - A Skeptical Husband's Guide to Supporting His Network Marketing Wife (Paperback)
Tim Farrant
R419 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Grow - The Ceo's Master Playbook for Coaching Value Into Existence (Hardcover): Sandy Ogg, Tero J Kauppinen Grow - The Ceo's Master Playbook for Coaching Value Into Existence (Hardcover)
Sandy Ogg, Tero J Kauppinen
R4,457 R3,274 Discovery Miles 32 740 Save R1,183 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Creativity in Business - The Basic Guide for Generating and Selecting Ideas (Paperback, Revised ed.): Igor Byttebier, Ramon... Creativity in Business - The Basic Guide for Generating and Selecting Ideas (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Igor Byttebier, Ramon Vullings
R515 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R110 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creativity Today - the management book on applied creativity and written by Ramon Vullings & Igor Byttebier - has inspired tens of thousands of managers, teachers and students around the world. Now this book is made available again in a revised version, under a new title, new subtitle and with a new cover design. All intended to focus this creativity classic more on education and to emphasize its attractiveness as a basic guide for businesses, schooling institutions and organizations that wish to understand the basics of applied creativity. Creativity in Business is clear, practical, fun, and rich with twenty years of experience. The book is a personal creativity coach, offering ideas, exercises and inspiration. Users (not just readers, in other words), are encouraged to grasp the essence of creativity, to put what they have learned into practice and to inspire others. If you want to learn how to generate and enrich ideas more easily, to become an inspiring coach for creative sessions, Creativity in Business will help you to and radical new ideas and select the right ones.

Handbook of Healthcare Management (Paperback): Myron D Fottler, Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky Handbook of Healthcare Management (Paperback)
Myron D Fottler, Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
R1,303 Discovery Miles 13 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Handbook of Healthcare Management is a comprehensive examination of key management practices for global healthcare organizations, arguing that insight into and implementation of these practices is essential for success and sustainability. Expert contributors analyze both existing methods and new developments in healthcare management, through topics including healthcare marketing and customer service, managing human resources and organizational stakeholders, strategic and business planning, high-reliability organizations, and health informatics. The result is a well-rounded collection of strategies to enhance healthcare quality, with emphasis on factors that promote organizational excellence. This Handbook will be invaluable to students in both master and doctoral healthcare management programs, as well as faculty and health services researchers, practitioners in both private and public sectors, policy-makers, and public administrators.

You Win in the Locker Room First - The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life (Hardcover): Jon... You Win in the Locker Room First - The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life (Hardcover)
Jon Gordon, Mike Smith
R498 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R131 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NFL head coach Mike Smith lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history. In the season prior to his arrival in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had a 4 12 record and the franchise had never before achieved back-to-back winning seasons. Under Smith s leadership, the Falcons earned an 11 5 record in his first season and would go on to become perennial playoff and Super Bowl contenders earning Smith AP Coach of year in 2008 and voted Coach of Year by his peers in 2008, 2010 and 2012. You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon consultant to numerous college and professional teams to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization. Step by step, the authors outline a strategy for building a thriving organization and provide a practical framework that give leaders the tools they need to create a great culture, lead with the right mindset, create strong relationships, improve teamwork, execute at a higher level, and avoid the pitfalls that sabotage far too many leaders and organizations. In addition to sharing what went right with the Falcons, Smith also transparently shares what went wrong his last two seasons and provides invaluable lessons leaders can take away from his victories, success, failures and mistakes. Whether it s an executive leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, a sports team, an emergency room team, military team, or a school team successful leaders coach their team and develop, mentor, encourage, and guide them. This not only improves the team, it improves the leaders and their relationships, connections, and organization. You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.

Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Assessment - Global Perspectives on Occupational and Workplace Testing (Hardcover): John C... Next Generation Technology-Enhanced Assessment - Global Perspectives on Occupational and Workplace Testing (Hardcover)
John C Scott, Dave Bartram, Douglas H. Reynolds
R2,565 R2,372 Discovery Miles 23 720 Save R193 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The use of technology for workplace and occupational testing blossomed in the early years of this century. This book offers a demonstration that the first generation of these technologies have now been implemented long enough to observe the patterns and issues that emerge when these approaches evolve through technical advancement and successive application. A new set of issues and opportunities has emerged and the next generation of these applications is now coming of age. This book reflects on the last few decades of this evolutionary process from a vantage point of global experience across a wide range of workplace applications, including employment selection, development, and occupational certification. The themes and issues that arise as this broad treatment unfolds provide an essential foundation for students, researchers, and professionals who are involved with the assessment of human capability and potential in organizational and workplace contexts

The Neurotic Organization - Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management (Hardcover, 1st ed): Manfred F.R... The Neurotic Organization - Diagnosing and Changing Counterproductive Styles of Management (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Manfred F.R Kets De Vries, Danny Miller
R1,364 R1,247 Discovery Miles 12 470 Save R117 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is your organization obsessive-compulsive or passive-aggressive? Corporate neurosis expert Manfred Kets de Vries analyzes dysfunctional organizational behavior in terms of accepted psychoanalytic types and arrives at some genuine insights into why some companies are healthier than others.

The Sandwich Generation - Caring for Oneself and Others at Home and at Work (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke, Lisa M Calvano The Sandwich Generation - Caring for Oneself and Others at Home and at Work (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke, Lisa M Calvano
R2,942 Discovery Miles 29 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rising life expectancy has led to the growth of the 'Sandwich Generation' - men and women who are caregivers to their children of varying ages as well as for one or both parents whilst still managing their own household and work responsibilities. This book considers both the strains and benefits of this position. Tackling a myriad of issues such as gender, parents and parents-in-law, ethnic differences, residential status, and developing changes in the caregiving relationship such as Alzheimer's or dementia, this book highlights the complexities of the caregiving relationship. Key chapters also address potential benefits including improved relationships, skill set development and generously giving to another. Expert contributors use examples to illustrate the need for organizations to address increases in caregiving among their employees and develop supportive policies and initiatives. They further show that there is a need at the country level to integrate employees, communities, employers, businesses and levels of government to deal with this increasing trend. This timely book will prove an indispensible reference for academics and students interested in the sandwich generation, caregiving and health. Its practical approach will also benefit human resource management professionals, managers dealing with sandwiched employees and health administrators at various levels of government.

Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being (Hardcover): Ronald J. Burke Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being (Hardcover)
Ronald J. Burke
R5,221 Discovery Miles 52 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Almost every person works at some point in their lives. The Research Handbook on Work and Well-Being examines the association of particular work experiences with employee and organizational health and performance. Ronald J. Burke and Kathryn M. Page bring together an impressive collection of contributions where well-being is considered an umbrella term for happiness, satisfaction, flow, engagement, commitment and organizational identification, among other concepts. Chapters describe successful organizational efforts to achieve high levels of employee well-being and creating psychologically healthy workplaces. They cover topics such as transformational leadership, organizational support, training and development and supportive work-family policies and programs. Acknowledging that work experiences and conditions can also contribute to dissatisfaction, insecurity, illness, injuries and even death, they also examine negative work experiences and conditions such as abusive supervision, occupational stress, little control and insecurity. Practical and engaging, this Handbook will appeal to academics and students interested in work and health. Containing the latest research evidence, it will also offer valuable insights to human resource managers, organizational wellness managers and occupational health practitioners.

Talent Keepers - How Top Leaders Engage and Retain Their Best Performers (Hardcover): Christopher Mulligan, Craig Taylor Talent Keepers - How Top Leaders Engage and Retain Their Best Performers (Hardcover)
Christopher Mulligan, Craig Taylor
R582 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R158 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Achieve higher levels of workforce engagement and retain more employees A strong U.S. economy with record-low unemployment rates and the shift to Millennials--now the largest generation in the workforce--are driving specific challenges for organizations to engage and retain employees. Engaged employees don't just happen, they are nurtured by organizations with great cultures and strong leadership. Talent Keepers puts a new spin on a systematic approach to employee engagement and retention with precise tactics that have achieved proven results. This book includes research-based methods of engaging employees, beginning the moment they are hired. With six client case studies that focus on how the organization put an engagement plan into practice and achieved success, readers will come away with specific, actionable strategies they can begin implementing immediately in their organization. - Put an engagement plan into action - Find actionable strategies - Implement ways to retain your best employees - Achieve success starting today If you're a top leader looking to engage and retain your best performers, Talent Keepers has you covered.

The Emerging Industrial Relations of China (Hardcover): William Brown, Chang Kai The Emerging Industrial Relations of China (Hardcover)
William Brown, Chang Kai
R2,390 R2,212 Discovery Miles 22 120 Save R178 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Labour relations are at the heart of China's extraordinary economic rise. This growth, accompanied by internal migration, urbanisation and rising income have brought a dramatic increase in the aspirations of workers, forcing the Chinese government to restructure its relationships with both employers and workers. In order to resolve disputes and manage workplace militancy, the once monolithic official trade union is becoming more flexible, internally. No longer able to rely on government support in dealing with worker unrest, employers are rapidly forming organisations of their own. In this book, a new generation of Chinese scholars provide analyses of six distinct aspects of these developments. They are set in the broader context by the leading authority on Chinese labour law and two western specialists in comparative labour relations. The result is a comprehensive study for scholars and graduate students working in Chinese industrial relations, comparative labour law, human resource management, NGOs and international labour organisations.

The Carpenter - A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All (Hardcover): Jon Gordon The Carpenter - A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All (Hardcover)
Jon Gordon; Foreword by Ken Blanchard
R497 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R131 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all. Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world. Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all. If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today.

Human Resources in the Family Business - Maximizing the Power of Your People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Amy M Schuman, Wendy... Human Resources in the Family Business - Maximizing the Power of Your People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Amy M Schuman, Wendy Sage-Hayward, David Ransburg
R1,249 R948 Discovery Miles 9 480 Save R301 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book will help HR managers and founders/owners develop a formal process within the company and also provide insights from family firms on how to manage sensitive topics ranging from family member compensation; family member appraisal, etc., and serves as a guide to HR managers struggling to get a "seat at the table" in family firms.

Research Handbook of International and Comparative Perspectives on Diversity Management (Hardcover): Alain Klarsfeld, Eddy S.... Research Handbook of International and Comparative Perspectives on Diversity Management (Hardcover)
Alain Klarsfeld, Eddy S. Ng, Lize A. E. Booysen, Liza Castro Christiansen, Bard Kuvaas
R4,006 Discovery Miles 40 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Research Handbook offers, for the first time, a comparative approach to current diversity management concerns facing nations. Spanning 19 countries and across Africa, it covers age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, national origin and the intersection of various dimensions of diversity. The multicultural and multi-country teams of contributors, leading scholars in their own countries, examine how the various actors react, adopt and manage the different dimensions of diversity, from a multitude of approaches, from national to sectoral and from tribes to trade unions, but always with a comparative, multi-country perspective. This book represents the efforts of multicultural and multi-country teams of contributors who are prominent diversity scholars in their respective countries. Offering comparative approaches to diversity management and comparative public policy on multiculturalism, it explores comparisons at both the macro-environmental and meso-organizational levels. Topics covered include pan-African tribal diversity management, diversity in the South Pacific, youth labour market exclusion and LGBTQ rights in selected countries. This comprehensive review of diversity management will appeal to both academics and graduate students as well as to public policy-makers, industry practitioners, top leadership, middle managers and HR managers.

An Introduction to Coaching Skills - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Christian Van Nieuwerburgh An Introduction to Coaching Skills - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Christian Van Nieuwerburgh
R720 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R87 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text is an invaluable resource for novice and trainee coaches. Its accessible, step-by-step style acquaints you with the key skills needed to become a successful coach. It takes you from the 'how to', through to practicalities and challenges, and beyond to the continued development of your skills. There is even more packed into the new edition, with: over 70 videos of real coaching; including two full length sessions for you to engage with a closer look at coaching processes and models to support your understanding new activities (including templates to download) to try with clients stories from practice to give context to the skills being discussed. A world-wide success, this is a stimulating, inspiring and hugely practical book that you'll come back to time and time again. A note to customers: Those purchasing a physical copy of the book will have an access code that allows you to access the video content. Those purchasing an ecopy will need to email digitalcontent@sagepub.co.uk with 'ACCESS CODE REQUIRED' in the subject line to get your access code. Please remember to indicate that this is for van Nieuwerburgh 'An Introduction to Coaching Skills 2e' and to attach a confirmation of purchase.

Leaks, Whistleblowing and the Public Interest - The Law of Unauthorised Disclosures (Hardcover): Ashley Savage Leaks, Whistleblowing and the Public Interest - The Law of Unauthorised Disclosures (Hardcover)
Ashley Savage
R2,800 Discovery Miles 28 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Applying a comparative analysis on law and practices, combined with extensive data, this book considers the legal consequences for public servants who make unauthorised disclosures of official information and the protections available for whistleblowers. The author provides an in-depth treatment of the law of unauthorised disclosures in the UK to explore the protections available and discusses the theoretical and legal justifications for the making of disclosures, as well as the arguments for maintaining official secrecy. The book discusses the legal consequences of leaking information and a full assessment of the authorised alternatives, providing recommendations for reform throughout. This book will be of interest to academics working on whistleblowing, as well as their students. The various recommendations provided in the book will be of use to whistleblowing NGOs, policymakers and Members of Parliament.

Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport (Hardcover): James Skinner, Terry Engelberg, Michael Barry Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport (Hardcover)
James Skinner, Terry Engelberg, Michael Barry
R5,355 Discovery Miles 53 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Employment relations, much discussed in other industries, has often been neglected in professional sports despite its unique characteristics. The book aims to explore in detail the unique nature of the employment relationship in professional sports and the sport industry. In four parts the book examines, firstly the regulation of sporting competition both within and across sporting codes; secondly a range of employment law issues such as how contracting and negotiation are handled, how disputes are resolved, and the role of sporting representatives such as player associations. The third section discusses the economic issues related to employment such as transfers, drafts and efforts to achieve "competitive balance". The final section of the book explores contemporary issues in sports management and governance, including anti-discrimination and anti-doping policy. Through this analysis the book identifies the complex and unique issues surrounding employment relations within professional sports and the sport industry.

Human Resource Selection (Hardcover, 8th edition): Robert D. Gatewood, Murray Barrick, Hubert S. Feild Human Resource Selection (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Robert D. Gatewood, Murray Barrick, Hubert S. Feild
R1,059 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R150 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Packed with the latest research, court findings, and best practices from the field, Gatewood/Feild/Barrick's HUMAN RESOURCE SELECTION, 8E equips learners and practitioners alike with the tools to develop and implement effective selection programs within today's unique organizations. With an engaging presentation, the book focuses on the most important legal, global and ethical concerns; psychometric measurement concepts; job analysis; predictors of job performance; criteria measures; and much more. It also introduces future and current practitioners to the most popular selection tools-as well as the technical challenges. In addition, detailed discussions explore the role of social media in the selection process.

Team Roles at Work (Paperback, 2nd New edition): R. Meredith Belbin Team Roles at Work (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
R. Meredith Belbin
R1,018 Discovery Miles 10 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Belbin's de-construction of the team into nine team roles will be a familiar concept for managers and management trainers across the world and understanding how the different team-roles work together, to optimise efficiency and effectiveness, is something many managers will have been tasked with in these financially constrained times. Authored by Meredith Belbin, who undertook the original research into team roles, this second edition offers a distillation of a great deal of new practical experience gained by interviewing and working with hundreds of teams worldwide, therefore providing great insight into best practice for applying the original theory. Now fully updated for today's managers and students Team Roles at Work takes the academic background of the team roles method and offers a more practical approach with a new structure and visual aids such as tables, illustrations and graphs to ease learning. Team Roles at Work offers managers a practical guide to improving their teams within the workplace to deliver significantly better results for their company, reflecting well on them as a manager, whilst also saving them time and energy, by using each team member to their best advantage to achieve overall team goals.

Mastering Mobile Learning (Hardcover): Chad Udell Mastering Mobile Learning (Hardcover)
Chad Udell
R1,170 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R92 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover the strategies, tools, and technologies necessary for developing successful mobile learning programs In the modern, rapidly-expanding mobile learning environment, only clear guidelines and state-of-the-art technologies will stand up to the challenges that lie ahead. With a smart focus that combines a proven process with all-important strategies and practical applications, Mastering Mobile Learning stands as the most modern, comprehensive resource on the subject. It also features unique technical content previously unavailable among the literature of the mobile learning field. This book will help you turn concept into reality. This book will show you best practices for obtaining and providing educational, training, and professional development content on devices like smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Trainers, educators, designers, instructional technologists, workplace learning professionals, and HR professionals will learn how mobile learning differs from other forms of e-learning, and will be introduced to the challenges and more importantly the advantages of mobile learning strategies and technologies for 21st century business environments. The book provides: * An overview of mobile learning, including evolving definitions and reasons for executives to embrace this approach * A discussion of the business drivers of mobile learning, advice for creating a mobile learning content strategy, and easy ways to inexpensively launch mobile learning * Valuable tips on how to use unique affordances of mobile devices to better serve your learners while they are on the go * Information on the ROI of mobile learning, using mobile devices as research tools, and why training in mobile development is critical * An overview of the technical aspects of the design and development of mobile learning Written by experts in this burgeoning field, Mastering Mobile Learning provides a roadmap for creating the most effective learning content, strategies, and applications possible.

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