Business Planning For Turbulent Times

Author: Rafael Rami ́rez
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ISBN: 1849770646
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects. These range from the impacts of warfare in the Middle East on energy futures, investment and global currencies to the vast and unpredictable impacts of climate change. All this threatens established strategic planning methods.This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business. A key feature of the book is the exchange of insights across the academic-practitioner divide. Scholars of scenario thinking and organizational environments will appreciate the authors' conceptual and methodological advances. What has previously remained jargon only accessible to the highest level of corporate and government futures planners here becomes comprehensible to a wider business and practitioner community.

Business Planning For Turbulent Times

Author: Rafael Ramírez
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849710600
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects exemplified by the implosion of financial markets and economies around the globe. This second edition extends the use of scenarios planning and methods to tackle the risk and uncertainty of financial markets and the potentially massive impacts on businesses of all kinds, providing powerful tools to give far thinking executives an advantage in these turbulent times. This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business. A key feature of the book is the exchange of insights across the academic-practitioner divide. Scholars of scenario thinking and organizational environments will appreciate the authors' conceptual and methodological advances. What has previously remained jargon only accessible to the highest level of corporate and government futures planners here becomes comprehensible to a wider business and practitioner community

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Managing Uncertainty

Author: Michel Syrett
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118166531
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Strategic Managing In Turbulent Times

Author: Norbert Greveling
Editor: Management Impact Publishing
ISBN: 9789462762947
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Old and well-known strategy models are hardly usable when making strategic choices in this era of ever-increasing turbulence. Innovative business and organizational insights on strategic management, appealing examples and practical tools and instruments. Guidance to leaders, professionals and students who wish to further develop their skills in strategic management issues.

Thinking Strategically In Turbulent Times

Author: Alan M. Glassman
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765639042
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An emergent approach to organizational strategy making assumes that few organizations actually realize the goal of deliberative, top-down strategic planning, and that effective strategy making occurs on a continual basis and is a shared activity of the entire organization. This innovative book provides the first in-depth look at how real organizations are formulating and implementing strategic change under this new paradigm. The authors have dug deep into three large and varied organizations (Hewlett-Packard, the California State University system, and the County of Los Angeles) and identified each one's efforts to develop a new strategic planning process better-suited to match the current pace of change and environmental unpredictability. The book is filled with vignettes, quotes, and real-world examples that illustrate the trend toward faster, more adaptive strategic planning processes. It is relevant for a wide range of business, governmental, and non-profit settings, and should be reguired reading in any course on strategic planning.

Ruthless Execution

Author: Amir Hartman
Editor: FT Press
ISBN: 013341082X
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Today's business leaders are confronted with a variety of obstacles that threaten their very survival. To survive and thrive, the modern manager must know how to lead through adversity while preparing their companies for a new era of success. In Ruthless Execution, Amir Hartman and Craig LeGrande identify the primary approaches and techniques that keep companies from falling prey to the myriad of corporate, economic, and market challenges faced by organizations around the world. In the second edition of this book, managers and executives will learn when and how to recalibrate the balance between performance and growth; how to define a coherent, tightly-drawn business philosophy that maps to specific actions; new ways to promote accountability and business alignment; and how to use performance metrics without burying people in meaningless trivia. The authors give practical advice on how to develop stronger critical capabilities for understanding and managing complexity. This fully updated edition offers new techniques for thriving despite adversity and features new examples and cases illustrating the challenges faced by the modern global organization.

Strategic Leadership For Turbulent Times

Author: Mark Kriger
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137403802
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In today’s organizations, it is no longer the CEO who acts as the sole strategic leader. From single individuals to larger teams and networks, leaders at all levels are infiltrating the formal organizational structure and making strategic leadership an increasingly complex endeavor. In Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times, Kriger and Zhovtobryukh shrewdly describe the true experiences of what employees encounter as internal and external environments evolve, and how to uphold the personal and organizational values which affect both human and social capital. They examine how leadership strategies are used in real situations and highlight the importance of managerial wisdom for sustainable growth. Finally, they offer advice for strategic leaders on leading effectively in highly turbulent economic, social, technological, and multicultural times.

Managerial Strategies For Business Sustainability During Turbulent Times

Author: Leon, Ramona-Diana
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522527176
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As the economy fluctuates, so does the need for resilient business practices. If organizations can remain strong and steady during difficult times, they will be more fruitful during successful periods as well. Managerial Strategies for Business Sustainability During Turbulent Times is a crucial resource that discusses successful methods and techniques for building sturdy company practices. Featuring pertinent topics such as sustainable supply chains, knowledge management, information sharing, and performance evaluations, this is an ideal scholarly reference source for CEOs, managers, business students, and researchers that would like to discover more unique and engaging ways to build a strong business foundation.

Healthcare Strategic Planning

Author: Alan M. Zuckerman
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Provides you with practical guidance to address near-term pressures as well as to archieve long-term goals. Descriptions, examples, and guidelines will lead you step by step through a proven strategic process.

Leading Change In Turbulent Times

Author: Michael S. Lawson
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452092893
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This book is for average Americans who want to improve their life; the corporation that is preparing for or preventing turbulent times; the CEO who is leading a turnaround of his or her company; and the healthcare executives that are preparing for upcoming healthcare reform. We must be prepared to deal with these challenges. This book is about being more prepared to effectively lead change and adapt in turbulent times related to personal and corporate health as well as business relative organizational development and transformation. The goal is to land safely and be stronger to handle change in the future.

Leading The Revolution

Author: Gary Hamel
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781591391463
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Fully revised with a new introduction, this book provides an action plan for any company or individual intent on becoming and staying an industry revolutionary. Hamel argues that the fundamental challenge companies face is reinventing themselves and their industries, not just in times of crisis - but continually. Based on an extensive study of "gray-haired revolutionaries," including Charles Schwab, Cisco, Virgin, UPS, Semex, and GE Capital, Leading the Revolution shows how companies can continue to grow and thrive, even in ever-changing turbulent world markets. Distinctive features and benefits to readers: explains the underlying principles of radical innovation; explores where revolutionary new business concepts come from; identifies the key design criteria for building companies that are activist-friendly and revolution-ready; and details the steps your company must take to make innovation an enduring capability. Packed with insight and practical advice, Leading the Revolution shows you how to: get off the treadmill of incrementalism; save your company from becoming a "one-vision wonder"; harness the imagination and passion of every employee; and create vibrant internal markets for ideas, capital, and talent.

Strategic Management

Author: Peter FitzRoy
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471434207
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This MBA level book offers a managerial perspective of strategic management, which the authors define as the task of creating organizations that generate value in a turbulent world. It covers all core areas of the subject in depth, but also includes many topics omitted by competing titles. Written in an accessible style and drawing on numerous examples of leading companies, Fitzroy and Hulbert demonstrate that the major driver of success is the quality of a firm?s strategic management. Their clear learning objectives will ensure that readers emerge equipped to meet this challenge.

Academy Of Management Annual Meeting

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Quality Culture Quality For Turbulent Times

Author: Canadian Centre for Quality Improvement
Editor: Camrose, Alta. : Canadian Centre for Quality Improvement
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Internationale Unternehmensf Hrung

Author: Wilhelm Hermann Wacker
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Scenarios For Success

Author: Bill Sharpe
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470723098
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Properly researched and intelligently deployed, scenario planning is today’s most powerful tool for understanding and preparing for an uncertain future. Yet it remains a niche approach, poorly understood by leaders at large. To bring it into the strategy mainstream, leaders need advice on how to turn concepts (scenarios) into actions (strategy). Scenarios for Success delivers a unique and coherent account of the state of the scenario planning art. It is aimed particularly at those trying to implement its findings. Striking a balance between theory and practice, the contributors show how and why the core techniques of scenario thinking have endured and are still valuable, while bringing new tools and processes that keep scenario planning in touch with modern realities.

Managing Information Technology In Turbulent Times

Author: Louis Fried
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Written from a business rather than a technical perspective, this practical guide offers valuable advice to information officers trying to stay abreast of the changes in their field. Fried takes a close, hard look at the latest trends in the fast changing world of information systems, and lays out strategies used by many multinational corporations to solve their problems.

Career Transitions In Turbulent Times

Author: Rich Feller
Editor: Caps Press
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A collection of 47 articles, this monograph addresses critical needs and promising practices in career development. The articles, written both by leaders and new comers in career development, offer extensive scholarship and new perspectives. The volume is divided into six sections: (1) Foundations Revisited; (2) Turbulence in Career Development: What Changes are Occurring in Career Development and Why?; (3) How Career Development is Responding to Different Client Populations; (4) Innovative Tools and Techniques That Maximize the Effectiveness of Career Development Interventions; (5) A Look to the Future of Career Development Programs and Practices; and (6) A Summing Up and a Leap to the Future. The span and depth of the essays portray the wide range of career transitions and the growing impermanence of careers themselves. Such transitions are viewed as a natural evolution and numerous strategies for changing jobs and for career development are provided here. Such disparate topics as transcultural career counseling, education reform, career needs of individuals with disabilities, personality disorders, global relocation, career development groups, ethics in career counseling, and a look to the future are covered. Each article furnishes a short bibliography while an appendix offers special resources available related to career development. (RJM)

Trust And Partnership

Author: Robert J. Benson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118853504
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Proven methodologies to enhance business value by exploiting the latest global technology trends and best business and IT practices There is no doubt that a tidal wave of change is hitting the area of business technology; new business models are forming around the cloud, new insights on how an enterprise runs is being aided by mining massive transactional and operational data sets. Decision-making is becoming almost prescient through new classes of data visualization, data analytics, and dashboards. Despite the promise of technologies to make a difference, or perhaps because of it, IT organizations face continued challenges in realizing partnerships and trust with their business partners. While many books take on elements of these emerging developments or address the stubborn barriers to "real" partnership, none make the practices involved fit together in a highly effective fashion - until now. Strategic IT Management in Turbulent Times reveals how this framework ensures that organizations make the right strategic decisions to succeed in times of turbulence and change. Draws together authors with global experience including the Americas, Europe, Pacific Rim, and Africa Offers a comprehensive framework for IT and business managers to maximize the value IT brings to business Addresses the effects of turbulence on business and IT Focuses on developing partnerships and trust with business With practical examples and implementation guidance based on proven techniques developed by the authors over the past twenty years, Strategic IT Management in Turbulent Times considers the challenges facing today's enterprise, IT's critical role in value creation, and the practical road map for achieving strategic IT management competencies.