n recent years, formal mentoring programs have become increas-ingly recognized as an organizational best practice. Mentoring pro-grams help organizations develop leaders, retain diverse and skilled
employees, and enhance succession planning. Executed properly,
such programs can be used to give organizations a competitive edge
in the escalating “war for talent.
This book developed as a result of my requirement to have a simple, comprehensive
and well-structured repertoire of tools for my own consulting activities. Whenever I
wanted to ‘pull the rabbit out of the hat’, I used to waste time browsing through previous
project work to find things I had done previously. In order to avoid having to
‘reinvent the wheel’ each time, I developed my own ‘cheat sheet’ – a list with names
of tools to prompt and remind me of what was ‘available’....
Chapter 11 – Teams: Characteristics and diversity. In this chapter, we will address the following questions: What are the five general team types and their defining characteristics? What are the three general types of team interdependence? What factors are involved in team composition? What are the types of team diversity and how do they influence team functioning? How do team characteristics influence team effectiveness? How can team compensation be used to manage team effectiveness?
In this book I explore public and professional writing produced through
diverse modes and genres, for example, corporate and political documents,
websites and emails. I also investigate the processes of developing and
the impacts of reading such writing in various contexts, for example,
within and between workplaces, in the corporate, public and political
spheres, and in physical and virtual spaces.
Managing people effectively, so they contribute to an
organisation while being able to satisfy their own needs,
is vital for any organisation wanting to retain a competitive
edge. With the HRM BBS you’ll look at how employees
are recruited and selected, and how work is designed and
measured, so an organisation can create value from its
Shifting demographics, rapidly evolving technology, and generational and multicultural issues in
the workplace are demanding new leadership styles and management skills. In FY 2013, CPB
will support professional development in diversity, leadership, content creation and station
In this chapter you will learn: Human resources and quality management, changing nature of human resources management, contemporary trends in human resources management, employee compensation, managing diversity in workplace, job design, job analysis, learning curves.