Collaborative Communities of Firms:Purpose, Process, and Design. Auflage 2012 N.N
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This book is a guide for achieving innovation through outsourcing. Unpacking the various challenges faced by client firms and suppliers, the authors take the reader through the innovation lifecycle and devise a clear plan to achieve valuable results. Offering practical frameworks and tools to ensure informed decision-making at every stage, this book also includes collaborative structures and metrics to measure outcomes. Written by leading figures in the area of outsourcing, this book offers both the academic rigor and the hands-on experience based on dozens of cases that walk the reader from the very beginning of the outsourcing journey to the successful delivery of transformative innovations.
From Governor and White House cabinet member Mike Leavitt: how to find collaborative solutions to the greatest challenges Your business challenges extend far beyond you and your firm, to the competitors within your industry and the regulators outside it. Finding solutions to larger issues requires cooperation between diverse stakeholders, and in this rapidly changing world, only those able to adapt and network successfully will produce fast, competitive solutions. How can leaders successfully bridge divides and turn competitors into collaborators? Leavitt and McKeown explain how a well-chosen network can become a powerful alliance. Whether you´re launching a new partnership, or rehabilitating one already in progress, Finding Allies, Building Alliances will help you find workable solutions to the most complex problems. Written by Mike Leavitt, former Governor of Utah who brought the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City, former US Secretary of Health and human services, and former head of the EPA; with his former Chief of Staff and business partner Rich McKeown, co-founder of Leavitt Partners Includes a framework of 8 elements that will help any leader foster and maintain an effective, productive collaborative venture Shows how better collaboration can not only solve problems, but boost the competitiveness and resilience in all sectors Finding Allies, Building Alliances is essential reading for any business leader looking for transformative solutions and a sustainable future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015637/bk_adbl_015637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The dynamic, collaborative management model that saved a US manufacturing city. When car-making giant General Motors decided to close its plant in Lansing, Michigan, in 1996, one person - the city´s newly elected mayor - stood up and said no. Initially it was the cry of a man in the wilderness. Not once in its century-long history had GM reversed a decision to close a plant. But Mayor David Hollister quietly went to work building the Lansing Works! Keep GM! movement and succeeded in defying all the odds. Lansing remains GM´s Oldsmobile headquarters. Hollister´s collaborative problem-solving approach - the Second Shift model - succeeded in bringing together state and regional politicians, economic developers, private-sector firms, labor unions, educators, and residents of the region. Powerful, persuasive, and well organized, this coalition implemented a strategic six-dimensional framework to achieve the seemingly impossible: Identifying: name the challenge and its impactPartnering: develop meaningful relationshipsBuilding: construct your strategy as you goSolving: engage in constant problem solvingCelebrating: mark successful milestonesPersevering: adapt and endure The Lansing Works! Keep GM! movement was a victory of people over bureaucracy, of a can-do attitude over cynicism - a story rarely told in today´s complex and often dehumanizing technological world of large business and out-of-control government. And the best part was that in the end, both sides came away winners. It´s proof positive that when the public and private sectors work together as equal partners, amazing things can happen. One of the great business sagas of modern times, Second Shift provides a proven, practical design for problem solving that anyone can apply in any business, large or small. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alexander Brancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000209/bk_graw_000209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Practical techniques of API design that produce robust code for the long term API Design for C++ Martin Reddy Martin Reddy draws from his experience on large scale, collaborative software projects to present patterns and practices that provide real value to individual developers as well as organizations. API Design for C++ explores often overlooked issues, both technical and non-technical, contributing to successful design decisions that product high quality, robust, and long-lived APIs. --Eric Gregory, Software Architect, Pixar Animation Studios The design of application programming interfaces can affect the behavior, capabilities, stability, and ease of use of end-user applications. With this book, you will learn how to design a good API for large-scale long-term projects. With extensive C++ code to illustrate each concept, API Design for C++ covers all of the strategies of world-class API development. Martin Reddy draws on over fifteen years of experience in the software industry to offer in-depth discussions of interface design, documentation, testing, and the advanced topics of scripting and plug-in extensibility. Throughout, he focuses on various API styles and patterns that will allow you to produce elegant and durable libraries. Features The only book that teaches the strategies of C++ API development, including design, versioning, documentation, testing, scripting, and extensibility. Extensive code examples illustrate each concept, with fully functional examples and working source code for experimentation available online. Covers various API styles and patterns with a focus on practical and efficient designs for large-scale long-term projects. About the Author Dr Martin Reddy is the founder and CEO of the software consultancy firm Code Reddy Inc. and co-author of Level of Detail for 3D Graphics.
This popular course will give you a firm foundation in counseling skills. If your job involves helping others, or if you simply want to be supportive to others, then you´ll learn techniques that will help you be more effective in that role. This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of counseling and are considering making a career change to become a counselor, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of counseling, or existing counselors, teachers, coaches, or parents looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in counseling, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full counseling qualification. This course is particularly suitable for those working in: health care, social work, pastoral work, care for the elderly, and teaching. Your studies will provide you with a preliminary understanding of the skills and practice of counseling, as well as an appreciation of the personal qualities associated with the collaborative process of helping others. Counseling is essentially a lively, human, and personal experience between two people. Therefore, it is a process which requires a commitment of time and effort from both parties. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in helping others. It is particularly relevant for: Employees in the caring professions Pastoral workers Social workers Teachers 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Branch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082135/bk_acx0_082135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.