Making Common Sense Common Practice

Author: Ron Moore
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080491731
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Presenting the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world, this book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, and improve many other aspects that ultimately raise your company's performance to the level of world-class. 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' takes a good, hard look at plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training, and implementing a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the successes and failures of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, 'Making Common Sense Common Practice' greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed - and profit. * Third edition features updating plus new sections on innovation, change management, and leadership * Presents proven models for achieving world-class performance based on real-life case histories * Highly readable, concrete style brings the key points to life through a case study of a fictitious organization, Beta International, which runs throughout the book, based on real case histories

Making Common Sense Common Practice 4th Edition

Author: Ron Moore
Editor:
ISBN: 9780983874188
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An in-depth view into the best practices of the best manufacturing companies in the world. This book presents proven models for achieving world-class performance. Using a case study of a fictional company called Beta International, Moore illustrates how to increase uptime, lower costs, increase market share, maximize asset utilization, apply benchmarks and best practices, ultimately increasing your company's performance. Gain an expert view of plant design, procurement, parts management, installation and maintenance, training, and implementation of a computerized maintenance management system. In discussing the success and failure of the world's premier manufacturers, Moore outlines a stable path of growth for almost any manufacturing company. In today's tough competitive markets, this valuable information greatly enhances your company's chance to succeed and profit.

Making Common Sense Common Practice

Author: Victor R. Buzzotta
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781574441949
Size: 12,15 MB
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The business world today is full of buzzwords such as empowerment, teamwork, and continuous improvement. In a desperate attempt to get a jump on the competition, many business leaders are so busy searching for the "next big idea" that something important is being overlooked-common sense! Making Common Sense Common Practice tells you how to get full use of the most powerful management tool around-your own common sense. Learn how to trust yourself when it comes to making leadership decisions and sound judgments. Learn how to take tension that sidetracks high performance and turn it into an energizing, creative force. Learn how to use what you already know! Using five common sense techniques, you will discover how to lead your people to build a high-performance organization. Grounded on the common sense principle that manager-leaders are regulators of tension in the workplace, Making Common Sense Common Practice discusses pragmatic actions that raise and lower tension, keeping it in the constructive, energizing range. These actions are woven into a step-by-step program that result in optimal performance for your organization.

Making Common Sense

Author: Wilfred H. Drath
Editor: Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN: 1932973516
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A prevalent way of viewing leadership is as a process of social influence. In this report, the authors offer an alternative perspective: seeing leadership as a process of social meaning-making. The practical and research implications of such a view are considered.

Making Common Sense Of Japan

Author: Steven R. Reed
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974584
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Common misconceptions about Japan begin with the notion that it is a “small” country (it's actually lager than Great Britain, Germany or Italy) and end with pronouncements that the Japanese think differently and have different values-they do things differently because that's the way they are. Steven Reed takes on the task of demystifying Japanese culture and behavior. Through examples that are familiar to an American audience and his own personal encounters with the Japanese, he argues that the apparent oddity of Japanese behavior flows quite naturally from certain objective conditions that are different from those in the United States. Mystical allegations about national character are less useful for understanding a foreign culture than a close look at specific situations and conditions. Two aspects of the Japanese economy have particularly baffled Americans: that Japanese workers have “permanent employment” and that the Japanese government cooperates with big business. Reed explains these phenomena in common sense terms. He shows how they developed historically, why they continue, and why they helped produce economic growth. He concludes that these practices are not as different from what happens in the United States as they may appear.

Competing With It

Author: Colin Ashurst
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137269987
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Competing with IT takes a strategic approach to managing the realization of benefits from IT. With a benefits-led approach it emphasizes IT as an enabler of business innovation and a means to create value for customers, employees and other stakeholders, which as a result create value for the organization and deliver competitive advantage. Designed specifically for the needs of MBA students, this succinct introductory text provides insight into key principles and offers guidance on how to succeed in practice by building a leadership 'toolkit' for the strategic management of projects and the overall IT portfolio. Underpinned by sound MA26 theory and linked to best practice it is the ideal MBA course text. • Allows students to apply their knowledge and explore real-world issues through case studies and examples • Brings together benefits-led and agile approaches to projects in an innovative framework • Combines extensive practical experience with the latest MA26 thinking and research

Educating For Creativity

Author: Robert Kelly
Editor: Brush Education
ISBN: 1550594133
Size: 15,74 MB
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Bringing creativity into mainstream educational practice has become a mantra among educators. But what does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey with educator and artist Robert Kelly to the most innovative schools on the planet to witness creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels. Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India's Riverside School, Denmark's Kaospilots, and San Francisco's Brightworks. Educating for Creativity provides a theoretical framework for creative practice and creative development alongside a practical exploration of how to make creativity in education work from pioneers in the field.

Customer Mania

Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743270281
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Uses the success of the world's largest restaurant chain to explain how a company of any size can develop a unified, people first, customer-oriented approach to doing business.

Benefits Realization From Information Technology

Author: C. Ashurst
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230360823
Size: 15,11 MB
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Drawing on the author's recent and ongoing research this book explores how to build the organizational capability to realise the strategic potential of information technology. It tackles the gap between theory and practice and how to gain wider adoption of successful socio-technical and benefits-driven approaches to investments in IT.

Making Common Sense

Author: Mary Davenport Hauser
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This dissertation is comprised of three free-standing papers, each of which addresses a different aspect of teacher learning about the practice of text-based discussion facilitation during a professional development program for early-career high school English teachers. The first paper explored challenges that arose for teachers in the act of discussion facilitation by examining teachers' facilitation in the context of professional development. Specifically, this study explored moments when teachers paused facilitation in order to ask a question or request feedback from peers. The study participants were 32 early-career high school English teachers engaged in a summer PD institute focusing on discussion. Facilitator-initiated timeouts related to challenges of facilitation were identified and emergent coding was used to identify themes within those timeouts. Challenges that emerged during facilitation were compared with challenges teachers described in both interview. Analysis indicated that teachers experienced tension when they attempted to control the direction of student talk via open-ended questions and when they were unsure of what role to play during discussion. Implications for the design of teacher learning experiences as well as the methodological affordances of timeouts are discussed. The second paper examined the same practice-based professional development program. PD design principles were informed by research about decomposition of professional practice for professional learning (Grossman et al., 2009) and a cycle of collaborative learning through practice adapted from the cycle described by McDonald, Kazemi, and Kavanagh (2013). This study describes the PD program under study and discusses shifts in teachers' participation in discussion from pre- to post PD. Findings indicate that one group of teachers moved from primarily closed questions in a recitation pattern to open-ended questioning and facilitative talk during text-based discussion. A second group of teachers asked open-ended questions in pre-PD discussion and added unique ways of participating in discussion based upon their individual goals. These shifts included shared facilitation with students, equity of voice and authentic questioning. Implications for PD design and future research on PD to support the use of classroom discussion are discussed. The third and final paper is a single case study, which followed a teacher across one full year of her participation in the PD program, including an in-person summer institute as well as a series of virtual coaching meetings during which teachers reflected on videos of discussion captured in their classrooms. This study takes a sociocultural perspective on teacher learning, drawing connections between classroom video, teacher reflections on that video, and subsequent changes to practice in an effort to explore the arc of learning related to a complex teaching practice. Findings suggest that the focal teacher worked on balancing a desire to control student interpretations of text with her intention to encourage more open-ended discussion in the classroom. Findings highlight the value of sustained support for professional learning in order to foster deep change in practice. Implications for future research and design of professional learning. Taken together, these three studies provide a multi-faceted view on teacher learning of a complex teaching practice.