Come superare l’impasse in cui è caduto il sistema industriale italiano? Come affrontare con successo tutte le difficoltà e i problemi davanti a cui si trovano le grandi imprese nazionali? Come farle diventare realmente competitive in un mercato globale quale quello attuale? Galgano trova una semplice risposta a tutte queste domande leggendo una possibile soluzione nell’applicazione del Sistema Toyota (la Lean Production) all'interno delle organizzazioni.
Lean Transformations for Small and Medium Enterprises: Lessons Learned from Italian Businesses summarizes two decades of research, teaching, and practice on lean thinking. Based on quantitative analysis of 100 cases of Lean transformations and 20 in-depth case studies of successfully transformed SMEs, it explains how to undertake lean transformations that lead to operational and financial performance improvement, and uses the Lean Transformation Framework --conceptualized by John Shook at the Lean Enterprise Institute—as a practical approach to design and de-risk the transformation process. SMEs’ leaders wishing to undertake and sustain a lean transformation must: Make a serious and lasting commitment to transform, avoiding the temptation to change course of action; Choose accurately the value streams that require improvement as defined by strategy deployment; Build capabilities to sustain the transformation; Lead by example by going to gemba and creating a culture of respect for people that goes beyond the visible devices and artifacts of Lean tools.
Have you ever solved problems which then recur again and again? Have you ever thought about the benefits you may have from learning a practical approach to clarify complex scenarios? Do you know the rule to build up effective countermeasures? APS is now in its second edition with more content and more examples. Aps is the Methodology of Problem Solving which combines an easy application to real problems and an outstanding effectiveness in finding reliable solutions to avoid the same problems from recurring in the future. The book takes the readers through the methodology by directly working on their own problems, with a lot of real examples and useful check points. Applied Problem Solving collects years of experience of those who have had to use and adapt methods of problem solving in order to achieve operational excellence and management successes. This whole experience has been transformed into a robust mental pathway full of insights, ideas and innovative models useful to apply the art of Problem Solving. The application of Problem Solving needs innovative approaches and methods that this volume aims to present in a clear, concise and effective way, also with the aid of several case studies borrowed from different real every-day life scenarios.
Nelle Strutture Sanitarie italiane, lo «Zero Difetti» è ancora lontano. Come dimostrano i successi nelle strutture americane, con il Sistema Toyota si può ridurre gli sprechi e migliorare la qualità dei servizi. È una rivoluzione basata su due strumenti, «la Mappa del Flusso del Valore» e «la Settimana Kaizen», per un miglioramento rapido e continuo.
Models that explain what happened, that predict what will happen and that reveal how to get results are described in The Management Models Pocketbook - a practical resource for trainers, coaches and facilitators, and a ready-reference for managers. The range of models described, 10 in total, includes John Adair’s action centred leadership model, Bruce Tuckman’s team development and behaviour model, Eric Berne’s parent-adult-child theory of transactional analysis and John Boyd’s OODA decision-making model. There are models too covering delegation, motivation and communications. For each model described, author Mike Clayton outlines the problem that the model addresses, explains how it works (first an overview followed by a more detailed explanation) and uses examples to demonstrate how it works in practice. A diagrammatic view of each model and references to related models add to the practical approach. According to the 5-star review on Amazon: 'This is a brilliant book. The author has clearly and simply explained the models and how they apply to everyday business. A must for every training professional.'
Author: Mary Jo Hatch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. Through the unique three-perspective approach, students are challenged to explain, explore, and evaluate organizational theory, drawing on their own experiences as well asthe book's diverse practical examples. The fourth edition includes a host of new learning features, which examine the practicality of theorizing and encourage students to broaden their intellectual reach. "Theory to Practice" boxes and case studies highlight organizing processes in a range of settings, either through real-life, businessexamples or through exercises that encourage students to apply the theory to organizations they know or organizing experiences of their own. "Think like a Theorist" and "Exercise Those Perspectives" boxes then encourage students to actively theorize and evaluate, developing essential criticalthinking skills and a greater understanding of the complex knowledge with which organization theorists grapple. By taking theory off the page, students can learn through doing and adopt a reflexive stance to the world around them. Mary Jo Hatch draws on her extensive experience in the field to produce a trusted and accessible introduction to the subject that provides academic depth, engaging pedagogy, and a practical focus. This book is accompanied by a collection of online resources: For students:* Multiple-choice questions For lecturers:* PowerPoint slides* Figures and tables from the book* Lecturers' guide* Additional case studies
The Poems of Exile
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"This is no small achievement. For the language-lover the translation provides elegant, flowing English verse, for the classicist it conveys close approximation to the Latin meaning coupled with a sense of the movement and rhythmic variety of Ovid's language"--Geraldine Herbert-Brown, editor of Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium "This book fills a gap. There is no similar annotated English translation of Ovid's exile poetry. Thoroughly grounded in Ovidian scholarship, Green's introduction and notes are helpful and informative. The translation is accurate, idiomatic, and lively, closely imitating the Latin elegiac couplet and capturing Ovid's changing moods."--Karl Galinsky, author of Ovid's Metamorphoses: An Introduction to the Basic Aspects
Radical Project Management introduces eXtreme Project Management (xpm), the first radically new approach to project management in decades! Traditional project management is inward looking, static, and doesn't respond to rapid, constant change. xpm looks outward to stakeholders, management, and clients, and thoroughly involves them in an agile process that assumes everything will change. Rob Thomsett presents xpm from start to finish and introduces every tool and technique you need to make it work in your organization.
Human Resource Management
Author: Karen Legge
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Praise of Theory
Author: Hans Georg Gadamer
Publisher: Yale University Press
This collection of speeches and essays clarifies Gadamer's thoughts on the power of language, the social role and influence of science, and the idea of reason. He argues that the theoretical pursuit of truth is valuable for its own sake, and devalued when pursued explicitly for practical purposes.
Lick the Sugar Habit
Author: Nancy Appleton
In Lick the Sugar Habit, Dr. Nancy Appleton shows how sugar upsets body chemistry and devastates the endocrine and immune systems, to result in a host of diseases and conditions-from tooth decay to diabetes to osteoporosis. By following Dr. Appleton's self-help program, you too can lick the sugar habit.
"The book also develops organization theory at a more advanced level and will be of great interest to academics and all persons involved in the understanding and reshaping of organization arrangements in the field of business administration."--BOOK JACKET.