1st Edition

Creating Productive Organizations
Developing Your Work Force



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ISBN 9781884015861
Published September 1, 1995 by CRC Press
264 Pages

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Book Description

A highly motivated, competent work force is vital to an organization's success. Creating Productive Organizations is an interactive manual that challenges and encourages readers to assess and develop a clear vision of their areas of competence and interest in order to enhance productivity.

Basic, common sense information about people, jobs, and the workplace is presented using simple descriptions, methods, contemporary examples and illustrations. Readers are skillfully guided through the process of identifying and defining their skills, abilities, beliefs, values, work methods, knowledge, and strengths. Step-by-step guidelines enable readers to evaluate and more closely match their talents, goals, and visions with current and future demands of the constantly changing workplace.

Written for supervisors, managers, leaders, mentors, work teams members, academicians, students, and anyone striving to learn more about themselves in order to increase job satisfaction and overall performance. Creating Productive Organizations is an excellent stand-alone resource-however, the facilitator's guide is recommended for industry training or classroom use.

Facilitator's Guide

The facilitator's guide is a multilevel, experiential teaching tool that provides activities, inventories, questionnaires, surveys and discussion resources for individual and group use. Its content follows the same format as the manual and is designed to supplement and reinforce material presented in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Purpose
Challenges
What Can We Do?
Getting Started
Where We've Been
Where We're Going
Getting Prepared for Action
The Constants in Our Lives
Constants
The Changing Role of the Manager
The Need to Reinterpret and Reinvent How, Where, and When We Work
How to Achieve, Sustain, and Improve Productivity in the Long Run
How to Re-Design the Whole Organization
Learning Organization
Re-Design Processes
Mission Statements
Building a Base for Your Personal Equation
Basic of Behavior
Perception = Reality?: The Role of Biases
Personal Equation
Operational Definitions
Setting Up Variables for Your Personal Equation
First Elements in My Personal Equation
Environment, Organizations, and Technology
Environment
Technology
Organizations
Ways to Compare Organizations
Future Directions
Personal and Organizational Productivity
Product-Based and Service-Based Organizations
Definitions Used to Describe Work
The Nature of Work
Examining Work and Classifying Work Activities: Look at Your Job
A Systems View of Work
Introduction to Business Process Analysis and Business Process Reengineering
A Systems Approach
A Systems Model
Building a Systems Model of Work Activities and Outcomes
Where Does Change Fit In?
Advantages of a Systems Approach
Human Factors and Work Processes and Results
Human Factors
The Core-Unique-Expanding (C-U-E) Model
Assumptions
Incorporate Skills and Talents into a Meaningful Whole
The Core-Unique-Expanding Model
The Core-Unique-Expanding (C-U-E) Model
Uses of the Core-Unique-Expanding Model
Alternatives

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