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Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart, 3rd Edition

Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organization Chart, 3rd Edition

Geary A. Rummler, Alan P. Brache

ISBN: 978-1-118-14370-4

Dec 2012

288 pages

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$75.95

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Improving Performance is recognized as the book that launched the Process Improvement revolution. It was the first such approach to bridge the gap between organization strategy and the individual. Now, in this revised and expanded new edition, Gary Rummler reflects on the key needs of organizations faced with today's challenge of managing change in today's complex world. The book shows how to apply the three levels of performance and link performance to strategy, move from annual programs to sustained performance improvement, redesign processes, overcome the seven deadly sins of performance improvement and much more.

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List of Figures and Tables v

Foreword ix

Preface xi

The Authors xvii

PART ONE: A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPROVING PERFORMANCE 1

1 Viewing Organizations as Systems 3

2 Three Levels of Performance: Organization, Process, and Job/Performer 12

PART TWO: EXPLORING THE THREE LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE 27

3 The Organization Level of Performance 29

4 The Process Level of Performance 42

5 The Job/Performer Level of Performance 62

PART THREE: APPLYING THE THREE LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE 75

6 Linking Performance to Strategy 77

7 Moving from Annual Programs to Sustained Performance Improvement 86

8 Diagnosing and Improving Performance: A Case Study 97

9 Project Definition: The Ten Essential Steps 110

10 Process Analysis and Design: The Ten Essential Steps 140

11 Overcoming the Seven Deadly Sins of Process Improvement 174

12 Measuring Performance and Designing a Performance Management System 182

13 Managing Processes and Organizations as Systems 211

14 Designing an Organization Structure That Works 226

15 Creating a Performance-Based Human Resource Development Function 244

16 Developing an Action Plan for Performance Improvement 259

Index 264

Instructor’s Guide 270