Cultures And Organizations Software Of The Mind Third Edition

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071770156
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The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov’s analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

The Cultural Fabric Of The Americas

Author: Joshua Hyles
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520013
Size: 36.87 MB
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This collection of essays includes papers presented at the 21st annual Eugene Scassa Mock OAS Conference, an inter-collegiate competition and prestigious academic conference focused on inter-American political systems and the politics, history, and culture of the Americas. The volume includes papers on US-Mexico and Mexico-Spain business relations written by experts from universities in Mexico; Organisation of American States intervention in Cuba and Venezuela; social histories of Mexico involving women’s rights, civil rights of immigrants in the American Southwest, and the history and nuance of LGBT groups in Mexico; quantitative analysis of protest movements in Chile; religious history as pertaining to politics in the early United States; and a series of three short papers on the importance and legacy of sugar in the Caribbean. Written by recognized authorities in their fields and by promising new scholars alike, the collection presents a wide assortment of viewpoints and research backgrounds to portray the Americas and its vast and diverse cultural fabric.

Workplace Learning

Author: Nigel Paine
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749482257
Size: 68.41 MB
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For a company to compete effectively in today's business environment, its employees need to be adaptive and agile so they can develop the required skills and knowledge. To achieve this, L&D professionals must create a culture of workplace learning that encourages employees to constantly develop. This means moving away from the traditional approach of simply offering a catalogue of courses to embedding learning in every part of the company. Workplace Learning is a practical guide to all aspects of developing a culture of continuous workplace learning, from how to introduce and implement this culture to how to develop it. Showing that learning is not finite and is instead something that all employees should be doing continuously throughout their careers, Workplace Learning covers how to identify key areas to focus the most effort on, measure success and determine next steps. It also outlines how to use technology to support workplace learning from MOOCs through to apps such as Knewton and Degreed. Packed with case studies from organizations who have effectively established outstanding workplace learning including Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), HT2 and The Happy Company, this is essential reading for L&D professionals looking to make a real difference to the development of their staff and the future success of their organizations.

Developing Employability For Business

Author: Maryvonne Lumley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199672458
Size: 34.62 MB
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This book contains coverage of topics that employers identified as important, including customer-facing skills and self-presentation skills, and with an integrated project designed to promote active learning.

Reconstructing Project Management

Author: Peter W. G. Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118536916
Size: 35.15 MB
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This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.

Access To Asia

Author: Sharon Schweitzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118919017
Size: 63.24 MB
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Access to Asia presents a practical framework and effective strategies for today's global business leaders and managers, whether they are traveling from Toronto to Taipei, Baltimore to Bangalore, or San Francisco to Shanghai. Drawing from the extensive experience and global connections of intercultural consultant and international etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer and consulting co-author and book strategist Liz Alexander, as well as contributions from over 100 international professionals, this crucial guide suggests that irrespective of their industry, everyone is in the relationship business. When doing business in Asia, building trust and gaining respect are vital steps in developing meaningful business relationships. Access to Asia is filled with the inside advice and real-world stories that explain how to strengthen business ties in ten countries including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Myanmar/Burma, and South Korea. Access to Asia reveals why cultural awareness is so vital to sustained business success and outlines an eight-question framework for building business relationships in ten important Asian markets. The simple Self-Awareness Profiles prompt you to identify where you currently stand on topics related to this framework, compared with the prevailing country culture. The U.S. chapter offers insights for U.S. Americans into their own culture, and is a primer to doing business in the U.S. for Asian readers or indeed anyone from another culture. The authors include an alphabetical listing of common concepts and terms that offer a better understanding of how to create long-lasting business relationships in Asia. The book is filled with down-to-earth suggestions for creating goodwill such as incorporating the names of national heroes and sports figures in conversations and presentations. For each Asian country highlighted there is a handy guide to that country's etiquette and protocol including material on gift-giving practices, forms of address, greetings, and much more. The authors also impart insider tips and suggestions for the proper way to socialize, and they include a guide to fiscal calendars and important dates of regional holidays. For individuals and companies looking to engage more successfully with their counterparts in Asia, Access to Asia showcases the critical people skills that drive global business success.

Human Computer Interaction Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466687908
Size: 75.97 MB
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As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of 21st century tools. Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications gathers research on user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in the fields of robotics, assistive technologies, and computational intelligence. This four-volume reference contains cutting-edge research for computer scientists; faculty and students of robotics, digital science, and networked communications; and clinicians invested in assistive technologies. This seminal reference work includes chapters on topics pertaining to system usability, interactive design, mobile interfaces, virtual worlds, and more.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Coaching And Mentoring

Author: Jonathan Passmore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118326490
Size: 32.39 MB
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A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring. Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover theoretical models, efficacy, ethics, training, the influence of emerging fields such as neuroscience and mindfulness, virtual coaching and mentoring and more Contributors include Anthony Grant, David Clutterbuck, Susan David, Robert Garvey, Stephen Palmer, Reinhard Stelter, Robert Lee, David Lane, Tatiana Bachkirova and Carol Kauffman With a Foreword by Sir John Whitmore

The Center For Creative Leadership Handbook Of Leadership Development

Author: Cynthia Denise McCauley
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN:
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The Center for Creative Leadership is the world's largest institution devoted to leadership research and education. Now, in one comprehensive volume, it offers the essence of its experience: a thorough explanation of the elements of leadership development. "For three decades CCL has been a prime source of leadership development insight. Now at last we can have CCL's leadership wisdom and guidance in one volume for our leadership bookshelf." --Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management Get valuable information on: Implementing feedback-intensive programs Evaluating the impact of leadership development programs Dealing with cross-cultural and diversity issues in leadership development . . . and much more! Purchase your copy today and have the sage advice of CCL at your fingertips!

Tools And Activities For A Diverse Work Force

Author: Anthony Patrick Carnevale
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
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This is a collection of activities, exercises, tools, simulations, checklists and games for advancing an organization's knowledge of diversity and its effectiveness in managing it. It is made up of contributions from more than 76 leaders in the field of training and organizational development. The book is aimed at trainers as an aid to training managers and employees in understanding and dealing with diversity in the workplace.