Revolutionizing workforce performance: a systems approach to mastery

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Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 1998 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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Improve performance at every level of your organization! Millions of employees and managers go to work every day without the proper training and support to do their jobs efficiently. To operate effectively and stay ahead of the competition, your organization must have a competitive and well-trained workforce. In Revolutionizing Workforce Performance, Jack Bowsher links all the pieces of a successful management system together into an easy six-step process. His innovative management system integrates the best of OD, training, performance technology, performance consulting, integrated electronic support systems, and HRD programs.Aiming to develop a formal working partnership between the executive team and the training organization, Bowsher concentrates on breakthroughs in workforce performance rather than training events. You'll learn how to restructure your training programs and dramatically improve your organization.This book will turn your managers and directors--those responsible for the training and performance of your workforce--into stronger, more effective leaders. You will learn how to implement quality measurements and a process for continuous improvement for the performance systems within every major job category. Each member of your organization, from the entry-level workers to the cheif executive officer, will benefit from Bowsher's management system. With Revolutionizing Workforce Performance you will: Increase your organization's productivityLower your operating expensesIncrease revenues and market sharesEliminate the need for massive downsizings This book is a must-read for senior and line executives, government leaders, and all members of the training and performance community. With Bowsher's management system, everyone comes out a winner! Don't waste any more time with an inadequate performance system. Revolutionize your workforce today!

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Contents

From Mediocre to Superior Workforce
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Best Practices for a Competitive Workforce
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Systems Approach for Workforce
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About the author (1998)

JACK E. BOWSHER is the former chief training officer of IBM. He has an extensive background within the training and workforce performance fields; working as a teacher, course developer, consultant, and executive. For over a quarter of a century, he has been leading the development of new programs and management systems that achieve breakthroughs in workforce performance. From his experience in accounting, information systems, marketing, personnel, as well as education, he has gained a firm understanding of what it takes to plan and implement systems that achieve superior workforce performance.Jack Bowsher resides in Westport, Connecticut and San Diego, California. He is a frequent guest lecturer and consultant throughout the country on restructuring training organizations and workforce performance.

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