Operations Management: The Art & Science of Making Things Happen : what the Business Schools Don't Teach You to Survive and Flourish
What the business schools don't teach you to survive and flourish. Putting management theory into practice faces some major challenges. Some of the raw realities of modern work environments require a high level of intuition and judgement over and above scientific methodology alone. This book sets out the hard learnt experience of a senior Scotland Yard officer and centres on three themes: How to develop and look after yourself as an individual manager; how to make operations happen and work successfully; how to develop a high performance team around you. This book has many important messages for new managers, enabling them to survive and eventually flourish whilst guiding more experienced Directors to secure the holy grail of truly exceptional performance. It has equal relevance to those in the public, private and voluntary sector who have to translate strategy into action.
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Summary of Main Themes
How to Use This Book
Arming Yourself for Success
Position Yourselffor Success
Navigating the Politics
Choosing the Right Type of Team
Mixing and Matching Individuals to the Team
Selection for Success
Team Engagement and Performance
Individual Development and Appraisal
Motivation Momentumand Synergy
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