It’s not about giving workers a smiley face for producing more widgets. You’ll discover how game mechanics—particularly popular multiplayer video games—provide field-tested best practices for engaging workers in creative and complex activities. With games, your company can shift from an outmoded top-down hierarchy to an agile network structure that promotes coordination over control.
Can You Handle It? It's a fact: Most of the information you've read about building a better body is a lie. The reason is simple. Bodybuilding results are limited -- for everyone. As much as we all would like to believe it's an endless pursuit with unlimited opportunity for growth, it is most definitely finite. There is only so much one can do to develop their body to its utmost potential. Yet bodybuilding is also a business, and as with any business, revenue must be obtained. Therefore, it's necessary to provide the buying public with new incentives, new products, new...
Second, the sample period in this study covers a full business cycle, thereby
providing a better indication of the relative variability of lending activities experienced by
commercial banks over this period. Brewer, Minton, and Moser (2000) document a universal
downward trend of C&I lending over a sample period of 1985 to 1992, a period during which
the economy experienced a significant cyclical downturn.
This book is designed to get you thinking about building a website which helps you win more customers. This book gets you thinking at heart about what a website is supposed to do (turn visitors into customers) and how exactly it does it. Websites are more than simply pretty brochures. It’s far better to think of them as “sales machines”. And of course, you want your sales machine to work well. This book teaches you about that. What This Book Is Not This book is not a technical manual or an instruction book. This is not a book about...
Gain a better understanding of how human resources impacts both individuals and organizations with this market-leading, practical text. Snell/Bohlander's popular MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES, 16TH EDITION builds upon a foundation of research and theory with an inviting, practical framework that focuses on today's most critical HR issues and current practices. The book's engaging writing style and strong visual design use more than 500 memorable examples from a variety of real organizations to illustrate key points and connect concepts to current HR practice.
Fair warning: This book is meant to be dangerous. Provocative. Arresting.
Like a brick thrown through the plate-glass window of the
CEO’s office, the meeting room of the board of directors, or the
faculty club of the business school that hits you up all the time for
alumni contributions. I argue that today’s competitive environment for
the business leaders is sufficiently hazardous and uncertain that you are
better off thinking of it not as business but as war.
How many of you would agree with Pat’s statement? I think it’s
safe to say that most people have used golf to assist them in
some business opportunity.
The premise of Business Golf is to show you how a simple round
of golf, when planned and played properly, can be one of the most valuable
relationship-building tools you have at your disposal, in a world that
is more competitive than ever before.
Barbara and Steve spent the entire month of February putting together the schedule and plans
for the CSS. Even though Barbara was the project manager, she and Steve worked together as
peers. As a team, they could brainstorm and double-check each other’s work. They had
worked together before and had an excellent relationship—one based on mutual respect and
trust. They could be candid and knew how to work through disagreements as well as how to
come to consensus on important issues. Barbara also knew that the work Steve produced was
always well thought out and very professionally done.
What’s more, our programs are practical and relevant, so that you may
see immediate results in yourself and your organization. Through faculty
well versed in business issues as well as colleagues who share similar work
experience, you will leave the program better prepared to anticipate and lead
change at all levels.
Also you will have the opportunity to build a lifelong network with the
colleagues you meet in class. Pepperdine students come from a variety of
professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
As writing articles is learned best through gaining writing experience, it is worth initiating
the learning process by making written notes of any ideas and documenting research
processes and initial results. This way you will generate text that can potentially be
utilised later for articles, or at least you will gain writing experience. In addition, by
writing down thoughts, initial conclusions and suchlike, a researcher can better identify
gaps in his thinking. It is beneficial to have publishing in mind already while conducting
Some people are discussing the company's financial performance or its
latest sales figures. But others are discussing campaigns to save the forests
of Brazil or ways of helping political prisoners . . .
This building is the head office of The Body Shop, a company which
was started by one woman, Anita Roddick, in 1976. In just a few years,
her company has grown from one small shop into a large international
business. During this time, she has shown people that business is not just
about making money; she believes that business can help to make the
world a better place....
The initiatives of government agencies and departments to use ICT tools and
applications, Internet and mobile devices to support good governance, strengthen existing
relationships and build new partnerships within civil society, are known as eGovernment
initiatives. As with e-commerce, eGovernment represents the introduction of a great wave of
technological innovation as well as government reinvention.
This is a substantially new and different edition of Systems Analysis and Design.
We hope that the new materials bring it up to date and that we’ve
kept the best of the old. It has been written for people studying systems
analysis and design or who are already working in systems teams. People
who are involved in the development of new systems or the development of
new systems analysts, or both, have written it.
It is intended to be a practical book, easy to read and easy to use. It follows
the same structure as the previous edition and has new and updated
material in it. There are...
Casting aside the traditional notion of financial products grouped within distinct,
relatively isolated asset classes, Beaumont insightfully uncovers common
characteristics that allow the practitioner to better understand
interrelationships between bonds, equities, and currencies. Importantly, the
author drafts a hands-on roadmap to help investors manage these asset management
building blocks within an integrated portfolio context.
Companies are beginning to realize that they have to get a better return on their project management investment. Many have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of employee time building a project management methodology for their organization. They expect to get business value in the way of a higher success rate on the projects they undertake and a more effective and efficient execution of projects. When it does not happen, which is often the case, they need to aggressively develop a strategy to get that return.
Business as War Battling for Competitive Advantage
Fair warning: This book is meant to be dangerous. Provocative. Arresting. Like a brick thrown through the plate-glass window of the CEO’s office, the meeting room of the board of directors, or the faculty club of the business school that hits you up all the time for alumni contributions. I argue that today’s competitive environment for the business leaders is sufficiently hazardous and uncertain that you are better off thinking of it not as business but as war....
Many beverage and fast-food marketers also engage in “community marketing,” in an effort to
build relationships within the communities where they do business by giving something back to
the community. McDonald’s, for example, has worked with A Better Chance Foundation to
offer college preparatory school scholarships to black students in underprivileged areas. It has
also developed the Black History Makers of the Future program, which highlights
30African-American children whom McDonald's feels will be among the leaders of tomorrow....
Get busy like a beaver and learn how to draw one of these cute critters with our easy-to-follow steps. Learning how to draw a cartoon beaver couldn't be simpler, so grab your pencils and follow us down to the river bank where we’ll get better acquainted with our furry friend!
STEP-1: Let’s Get Beavering Away with a Basic Outline These busy little critters can always be found down by the river building their lodges, dams and canals. So, let's get busy too and begin our drawing of a cartoon beaver by sketching out the basic outline. First of all, draw...
This plan sets out our high level
business priorities and delivery plans
for 2012-2013, not only to provide core
services to offenders in prison and on
probation in England and Wales, but
also to continue to improve the way we
work, to achieve better outcomes for the
public at less cost to the taxpayer.
The reforms and activities in this plan
are part of the wider Ministry of Justice
Transforming Justice programme,
to deliver a justice system which is
more effective, less costly, and more
responsive to the public.