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Author Martin, Karen, author.

Title The Outstanding Organization: Generate Business Results by Eliminating Chaos and Building the Foundation for Everyday Excellence [electronic resource] / Martin, Karen.

Published McGraw-Hill, 2012.

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 UniM INTERNET resource    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st edition
Physical description 256 p.
Series Safari Books Online
Summary Winner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award! After two decades in the trenches of helping companies design and build better, more efficient operations, Karen Martin has pinpointed why performance improvement programs usually fail: Chaos, the sneaky but powerful force that frustrates customers, keeps business leaders awake at night, and saps company morale. In The Outstanding Organization , Karen offers a toolbox for combating chaos by creating the organizational conditions that will allow your improvement efforts to return greater gains. Proven, practical, and surprisingly simple, Karen's system focuses on four key behaviors for organizational excellence--Clarity, Focus, Discipline, Engagement--that, once instilled into a company's DNA, open the door to sustainable growth and profit. This well-organized, inviting-to-read guide reveals everything you need to know about: How the lack of clarity and focus adds millions of dollars of unnecessary labor expense and slows progress on all fronts How you can gain a competitive edge by adopting the type of disciplined behaviors typically found in the military, science, law enforcement, sports, and the arts Why you should stop worrying about employee satisfaction--and start concerning yourself with employee engagement Why adopting various improvement approaches without building a foundation for success won't solve your problems--and will likely create more chaos Although you don't like the chaos that you're currently coping with, you've probably come to accept it. You don’t have to if you follow the path Karen lays out. This no-nonsense book helps you get to the crux of the problem, so you can inject the sensible, disciplined calm that enables the levels of performance and innovation mandated by today's business environment--and help your organization become truly outstanding. Praise for The Outstanding Organization "Too often, outstanding performance seems out of reach. Karen Martin explains, with elegant simplicity, why so many organizations 'can't get there from here.' Better yet, she provides clear, actionable advice on building a foundation that will allow anyone to achieve excellence." -Matthew E. May, author, The Laws of Subtraction "This fast-moving book gives managers a series of practical, proven strategies and tools to improve performance to get better results immediately." -Brian Tracy, author, Full Engagement! "It is within our grasp to create an outstanding organization...
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari, Available via World Wide Web. 2012.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
NOTES Copyright © McGraw-Hill 2012 2012
Issuing body notes Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Other author Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Subject Electronic books.
ISBN 9780071782388
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Standard Number 0071782389
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