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This publication describes the integrated skills planning processes for improving staff and organisational performance.
It provides practical guidelines, templates, questionnaires, checklists and other tools on how to:
Effective team building through training games. Carolyn Nilsons Training Games for Trainers reveals the fastest and most effective techniques to meet the demand for team-building in any organization. Over 100 ready-to-use games, exercises, and activities help you to build, implement and maintain work teams. Each game is self-containedwith templates, answer sheets and explanations of objectives and procedures. Youll find games for: group/individual empowerment; organizational change readiness; personal skill building; work definition; role fulfillment; task/process evaluation; conflict resolution; much more.
Whether readers are embarking on management careers or looking for new ways to lead effectively, this book can help them think like leaders, gain respect and support, and more. Includes several time-saving worksheets to organize day-to-day activities and set long-range goals.
100 ways to dramatically enhance training.
New IdeasAAA of Stress ManagementBrainstormShuffling PapersOvercoming FearThese are the names of just a few of the 100 reproducible games youll find in this lively, inventive collection of instructional aids from the best-selling training author Gary Kroehnert. Perfect for developing employees abilities in communication, teamwork, initiative, stress and time management, creativity, and more, 100 Training Games makes role plays more effective, simulations more realistic, and exercises more fun!
Each game is self-contained and provides all the necessary instructions and materials. Whats more, a unique index grid and system of graphic symbols help you locate and choose complementary games and respond confidently to particular training needs and situations. 100 Training Games is a must-have sourcebook for trainers and managers in all functions and industries.
As more and more companies gain a global reach, managing cultural differences is an increasingly important part of every job. This book demonstrates how culture affects management practice, from organisational structure to strategy and human resource management. Drawing upon evidence from the authors' research, it encourages managers to reconsider, explore and transfer alternative practices across national boundaries. As well as providing an insight into other cultures, this text provides readers with an increased awareness of their own. The third edition of this book serves to expand the discussion of the impact of culture on effective management and on utilising differences to create competitive advantage. Employing tools of observation, questioning and interpretation, the book challenges assumptions and encourages critical reflection on the influences of culture in business. Managing Across Cultures will appeal to both managers and executives working within an international business environment, as well as to students on a growing number of MBA and other undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses. Key features * New and updated examples interspersed throughout the chapters * Strong theoretical foundations are linked to highly practical application * Expanded coverage of geographical perspectives - especially from the powerful emerging economies * Focus on the emergence of diversity as a strategic priority * Exploration of the impact of culture on 'virtual teams' * Improved design, layout and 'sign-posting' of content Susan C. Schneider is Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management at HEC University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has been Visiting Professor at INSEAD and ESSEC (France), NOVA University (Portugal) and Zhejiang University (China). As well as her research into cross-cultural management, she has actively worked to internationalise the 'mindsets' of managers and companies. Her current research focuses on diversity and corporate responsibility. Jean-Louis Barsoux is Senior Research Fellow at IMD, Switzerland. He is the author of several books on culture and diversity in management, and has written for Harvard Business Review and Financial Times. Gunter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management at Vienna University of Economics & Business (WU Vienna). Prior to joining WU Vienna, he served for eight years as a faculty member at INSEAD and held visiting appointments at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Hitotsubashi University. He has published in lead ing aca demic and practitioner-oriented journals and has designed and taught cross-cultural management courses at the Masters, MBA, and Executive MBA levels for universities and business schools around the world.
Get any training session off the ground fast-- or jumpstart one whenever it lags--with more than 400 proven activities in the bestselling Games Trainers Play series. Their names may range from ``Tombstone Planning to ``The `Nobel Prize Winner, but these brilliantly offbeat, unexpected, disarming, fully reproducible games have one serious mission: to coax even the most reluctant groups to talk, laugh, think, and work together. Page after page of fun, easy-to-plan tear-out exercises help you: break the ice and get participants acquainted; shake up outworn habits and perceptions; challenge with thought-provoking brainteasers; test learning and retention; develop communication and listening skills; bring out and involve participant-leaders; win back lethargic, distracted, low-energy groups; encourage creative problem-solving; boost or reinforce a groups self-image; forge cohesive work teams and value object; facilitate transfer of training to the job.
Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations. * The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice * Argues that a leader s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing * Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations * Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Stale Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder
Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 100 students and faculty, HR2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. HR2 employs real life learning features, such as "HR in the 21st Century," highlighting important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Opening and Closing Cases explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues. Memorable quotes woven throughout the text put voice to the critical concepts covered in each chapter. Time-saving Instructor Prep Cards and powerful supplements, as well as a full suite of online learning aids for students, help ensure you have the resources at your fingertips to keep students motivated and excited about HR.
The updated and expanded ASAE guide to membership fundamentals Membership Essentials is the American Society of Association Executives' flagship guide to all aspects of membership development, recruitment, and retention. One of the five core topics for CAE preparation, membership is a fundamental area central to the role of membership director and association leader. This book is a comprehensive exploration of all aspects of membership, from engagement theory, to membership functions, to infrastructure, and much more. This new second edition has been updated with the most current practices, and includes expanded coverage of value proposition, strategic planning, model development, staff leadership, legal considerations, and other important topics that have come to the fore since the book's initial publication. Environmental factors and sustainability, governance, globalization, online communities, and the role of volunteers are discussed in greater depth, alongside foundational concepts that association leaders must understand to fill the role effectively. This book reflects the experience and expertise of thought leaders from a range of associations small, large, local, regional, national, and global and represents the ASAE's fundamental body of knowledge on membership topics, and provides an invaluable resource for those preparing for or already in association leadership positions. * Engage members more fully in the evolving membership environment * Develop models and strategies for relationships, engagement, and affiliation * Explore ways in which the web and social media can benefit your membership * Examine the implications of globalization and the related relational models The ASAE is comprised of over 21,000 association executives and industry partners from more than 10,000 organizations from around the world. The concepts presented in this book have been proven time and time again, and serve as a global template for membership management. Whether you're preparing for the CAE or striving to provide better association leadership, Membership Essentials is the resource you need at the ready.
A book about teams to help teams become more positive, united and connected. Worldwide bestseller -- the author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams - and provides practical tools to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment and performance. Jon Gordon doesn't just research the keys to great teams, he has personally worked with some of the most successful teams on the planet and has a keen understanding of how and why they became great. In The Power of a Positive Team, Jon draws upon his unique team building experience as well as conversations with some of the greatest teams in history in order to provide an essential framework, filled with proven practices, to empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve superior results. Utilizing examples from the writing team who created the hit show Billions, the National Champion Clemson Football team, the World Series contending Los Angeles Dodgers, The Miami Heat and the greatest beach volleyball team of all time to Navy SEAL's, Marching bands, Southwest Airlines, USC and UVA Tennis, Twitter, Apple and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to transform a group of individuals into a united, positive and powerful team. Jon not only infuses this book with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity... he also shares his best practices to transform negativity, build trust (through his favorite team building exercises) and practical ways to have difficult conversations--all designed to make a team more positive, cohesive, stronger and better. The Power of a Positive Team also provides a blueprint for addressing common pitfalls that cause teams to fail--including complaining, selfishness, inconsistency, complacency, unaccountability--while offering solutions to enhance a team's creativity, grit, innovation and growth. This book is meant for teams to read together. It's written in such a way that if you and your team read it together, you will understand the obstacles you will face and what you must do to become a great team. If you read it together, stay positive together, and take action together you will accomplish amazing things TOGETHER.
"Each of the contributors to the work are world class scholars. The editors are similarly elite at their game. In addition, all parties have had a chance to refine their act to the point (now) where they have created something truly indispensable for the serious student of comparative employment relations." - Anthony Gould, Laval University, Canada "The most enduring and valuable book in the field of international and comparative employment relations in the last 30 years, the sixth edition covers advanced and emerging economies with insightful theoretical implications from a comparative perspective." - Dong-One Kim, Korea University; incoming President ILERA "This latest edition is another major contribution by a group of eminent scholars in the field. It serves to promote the study of comparative employment relations in the current context of globalisation, which is also of topical interest to the International Labour Organization (ILO)." - Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO Established as the standard reference for a worldwide readership of students, scholars and practitioners in international agencies, governments, companies and unions, this text offers a systematic overview of international employment relations. Chapters cover the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, South Korea, China and India. Experts examine the context of employment relations in each country: economic, historical, legal, social and political. They consider the roles of the major players: employers, unions and governments. They outline the processes of employment relations: collective bargaining and arbitration, consultation and employee involvement. Topical issues are discussed: non-unionised workplaces novel forms of human resource management labour law reform multinational enterprises networked organisations differences between Asian and western companies small and medium-sized enterprises migrant workers technological change labour market flexibility pay determination This sixth edition has an emphasis on globalisation and comparative theories, including concepts of convergence. It offers a new framework for varieties of capitalism in the introduction, and concludes with an insightful account of the forces shaping employment relations in the world economy.
By 2020, 40 percent of the workforce won't want to be your employee. That means managers and executives have to forget the old recruit-and-search for-months methods to acquire talent and revise their perception that "talent" is only full-time employees. The good news is that this talent allows you to achieve the biggest impact on your projects in the fastest time possible. In Navigating the Talent Shift, author Lisa Hufford introduces you to SPEED: a fast, and flexible talent strategy that shows companies how to access the 65 million people that make up the on-demand, specialized talent pool. This strategy shows you how to: * Stop spending months searching for talent* Have a team of on-demand talent at your fingertips* Exponentially expand your talent pool * Test ideas and change direction fast to stay competitive and drive innovation* Reduce severance and layoffs* Bring a fresh perspective with strategic doers on your team* Do more with less Navigating the Talent Shift will show you and your team how to tap into an on-demand workforce while providing you with the talent you need to be nimble and successful.
The power of gender difference, not gender equality, is a secret source for success. Some smart businesses are starting to wake up to this fact. This book explores why and how. Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is one of the biggest and largely untapped sources of competitive advantage for modern businesses. Recent advances in neuroscience provide the key to unlocking it. Modern research shows that there are gender-based differences in the brain - it's just not as simple as a binary between a 'male brain' and 'female brain'. In fact, our brains are like a mosaic where many of the tiles are available in thousands of shades on a spectrum between pink and blue. The problem is that our workplaces tend to be governed by structures, processes and cultures that are practically pure blue. All the brains in the business that are elsewhere on the spectrum cannot thrive as they might, so sources of productivity, creativity and agility go untapped. Anyone who manages people needs to understand how the brain works and the impact it has on how people work together as teams. Anyone who wants to unlock the talent and productivity of all of their people needs to understand how recent findings around male- and female-type brains should shape the way they manage. Leading applied neuroscientists and international corporate coaches Kate Lanz and Paul Brown show you why and how to access all the brains in your business.
This contemporary, global and engaging textbook covers all the core HRM topics. Providing a succinct overview, it gives you the tools to engage your students in critical thinking and to develop their employability skills. Rich in pedagogy, features like HRM in the Global Business Environment and HRM and Organizational Performance prepare your students for the modern workplace. Video interviews offer a practitioner perspective, allowing students to relate theory to practice, while HRM in the News boxes shine a light on current issues, such as lawsuits against ridesharing company Uber. The second edition of this popular textbook is compulsory reading for HRM courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Accessibly written but also offering depth and rigour, it is appropriate for a wide range of courses.
Do you know what knowledge and skills are required to manage training and development in the workplace? Do you know which principles, processes and procedures are required to design, develop, and evaluate training and development programmes? How can technology be used to improve your training and development programmes? Managing Training and Development focuses on the training and development of personnel from a human resource management perspective. It provides detailed discussions, case studies with case questions, self-evaluation questions, and activities to guide students through a wide spectrum of training and development issues, from legislation that impacts on education and training, such as South African Qualifications Authority, the NQF, the Skills Development Acts of the factors that influence the training and development of people in organizations, to benefit the individual and the enterprise by integrating theory and practice. This well-established South African textbook is written by well-respected professionals with a wide range of experience and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to training and development. Managing Training and Development 7e is suitable for senior undergraduate students of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, and Business Management at universities, universities of technology, and private education and training providers.
This revised edition is a comprehensive, authoritative set of essays. It is more detailed and analytical than the mainstream treatments of HRM.
As in previous editions, Managing Human Resources analyses HRM, the study of work and employment, using an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. The starting point is a recognition that HRM practice and firm performance are influenced by a variety of institutional arrangements that extend beyond the firm. The consequences of HRM need to incorporate analysis of employees and other stakeholders as well as the implications for organizational performance.
"The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop Team Assessment" is a 38-item paper handout that is an excellent team development tool. A key component of the facilitator-lead Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop, the Team Assessment delivers what the name implies "a team assessment" rather than an individual self-assessment. It provides participants with an opportunity to begin exploring the pitfalls that are side-tracking their team. Easy to use, the Assessment is ideal for team off-sites, retreats, or a series of team development meetings. It will help teams of all types increase their cohesiveness and productivity.
Discover how healthy buildings, culture, and people lead to high profits Organizations and employees now spend an average of $18,000 per year per employee for health costs, a 61% increase in 10 years. Every indicator projects these costs will double before 2030. This is an unsustainable path. These costs are the tip to an even bigger iceberg, the hidden costs of time out of the office, distraction, disengagement, and turnover. The Healthy Workplace Nudge explains the findings of research on 100 large organizations that have tackled the problems of employee health costs and disengagement in five fresh ways: Well-being leads to health and high performance Wake up to the fact that 95% of traditional wellness programs fail to improve health or lower costs Behavioral economics has become a new powerful tool to nudge healthy behavior Healthy buildings are now cost effective and produce your strongest ROI to improving health Leaders who develop healthy cultures achieve sustainable high performance and employee wellbeing In addition to proving highly effective, these approaches represent a fraction of the cost sunk into traditional wellness and engagement programs. The book explains how to create a workplace that is good for people, releases them to what they do best and enjoy most, and produces great and profitable work. - Find actionable strategies and tactics you can put into use today - Retain happy, productive talent - Cut unnecessary spending and boost your bottom line - Benefit from real-world research and proven practice If you're a leader who cares about the health and happiness of your employees, a human resource professional, or a professional who develops, designs, builds, or outfits workplace environments to improve employee health and wellbeing, this is one book you'll want to have on hand.
The text presents the most rigorous analyses of traditional general management questions available, yet emphasizes practical application of the ideas. The authors' research has influenced the real-world examples featured throughout the text. While serving as a strong complement to traditional approaches of organizational design, the text also provides a fresh approach for both students and managers.
Tagging for Talent introduces a breakthrough approach for human resources, talent managers, senior executives and line managers to find hidden talent from within their own organizations. This unique method challenges the status quo of talent identification and succession planning with an easy crowdsourcing approach to competency recognition.
This is not a book about using social media, but a true business solution using the natural behaviors of your workforce to self-identify potential myriad of talent. It speaks to HR professionals, Talent Manager and senior leaders who are looking for simple to use, real-life solutions that can be implemented in business today. Employees already see the power of tagging and view this innovative approach as a fun way to recognizing talent, versus the old method of waiting for their manager to see or perceive their strengths.
For years, executives have been asking, “Why am I spending all of this time and money when I keep getting the same results?” Tagging for Talent inspires leaders to tap into the power of the crowd, along with practical guidance on how to put a peer-based tagging system in place―and take their company up a notch!
Michael Salone is an international HR expert, sought-after speaker, and author. Michael is CEO of 3-6TY, a unique consulting firm which uses the power of the crowd to share knowledge and identify talent for organizations. Michael has helped multi-billion dollar companies, Alstom and Schlumberger and clients Carnegie Mellon University, the United Nations, Total, Eczacibasi Group and Michelin (just to name a few) identify the strengths they have inside their organizations. By observing and helping companies quickly and accurately identify talent, Michael has saved companies millions of dollars, increased company morale and aided them in sustaining success―and taking it up a notch.
'Useful, practical and non-preachy' Financial Times Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it is so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive. In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.
This market-leading and pioneering core textbook outlines the essential principles in strategic HRM and provides students with an understanding of how HR strategies vary across a variety of contexts. Presented in a clear and accessible style, it links HRM theory with practice to demonstrate the role HRM should play in organisational performance. In examining the impact of HR strategy on organisational success and how this is affected by key organisational, industry and societal factors, it provides a nuanced and multi-layered perspective on this significant discipline. Redefining the framework developed in previous editions, this engaging textbook has been thoroughly updated with cutting edge research and it continues to challenge students, academics and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective. Written by world-leading experts with a combined wealth of industry, research and teaching experience, Strategy and Human Resource Management is an essential core textbook for upper-level undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as practitioners interested in the key role that HRM plays in business success.
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