The High Performance Enterprise: Reinventing the People Side of Your Business
By: Donna R. Neusch
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Attaining--and maintaining--peak performance may be easier said than done, however, as bold initiatives once thought to be the answer have fallen short of expectations and yielded less than stellar results. What, then, is the solution? In The High Performance Enterprise--now completely revised and expanded--management consultant Donna Neusch and operations manager Alan Siebenaler shed some much-needed light on the ongoing dilemma of improving performance and sustaining long-term standards of excellence. For the past several years, companies have strived to change the way work is performed and business is conducted, trying everything from TQM, teams, and Kaizen to QFD, right-sizing, and activity-based costing. Yet, despite these various techniques, results have been less than managers have hoped. Why the shortcomings? In most cases, the reason has been that people systems, including work design, compensation systems, and team structures, have either been ignored, ineffective, or counterproductive--costly mistakes that need to be corrected if a company is to succeed.
The High Performance Enterprise, Second Edition emphasizes the crucial role of people systems in the overall performance improvement program, examines its relationship with another important component--strategic direction--and shows you how to tie them together seamlessly to achieve optimal results. With complete details on both subprocesses, you'll learn about key concepts that are integral to strategic direction, such as mission, values, and vision, as well as the basics needed to turn this direction into action. To help you strengthen and reinvent the people side of your business, you'll find a proven 10-step process that incorporates managing performance and compensation, defining flexibility and teams, developing staffing strategies for future skills, and planning for implementation, among other fundamentals. Packed with helpful case studies, numerous real-world examples, and practical applications from the field, The High Performance Enterprise, Second Edition offers new solutions for age-old problems: how best to improve performance and increase return on compensation dollars. Essential reading for all managers.
by Subroto Bagchi is chairman and co-founder of MindTree, one of Indias most admired software companies. He is Indias bestselling author of business books, with titles like The High Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World and The Professional to his credit. His business book for young adults, MBA a... View More Subroto Bagchi is chairman and co-founder of MindTree, one of Indias most admired software companies. He is Indias bestselling author of business books, with titles like The High Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World and The Professional to his credit. His business book for young adults, MBA at 16, was published in 2012. Subroto Bagchis books have been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Korean and Chinese. Subroto lives in Bangalore with his writer wife Susmita. They have two daughters, Neha and Niti.
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