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Who changed the rules of business? It's a different game now. In an increasingly globally diverse workforce, it's vitally important that leaders understand their team inside and out. This takes a new toolbox of skills for the 21st century. Today you need winning strategies to avoid the costly pitfalls of high turnover, low morale, and poor collaboration, not to mention the cost of missed deadlines and incomplete projects. Managing the Unmanageable will give you practical tips and proven techniques to show you how to: Understand what's driving your unmanageable employee; Evaluate the costs and benefits of turning him around; Enroll her in that effort, and help her become a valued member of your team; Guide all your employees to greater innovation, cooperation, and effectiveness; and Communicate effectively with each of the three generations in today's workplace. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Moffitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001025/bk_acx0_001025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smart strategies to help guarantee your retirement through smart investments. The 10-Minute Millionaire is the comprehensive guide to shoring up retirement funds. With expert insight backed by data, the book provides clear guidance and actionable steps toward fine-tuning your investment strategy and providing for your future. You'll discover how to achieve superior returns by combining income and capital appreciation, and how to utilize all available opportunities to make the most of your money. The book covers everything from fixed income and equities to private equity and covered calls, giving you the tools you need to make your money work for you. One out of two American adults today is over the age of 50, and lacking sufficient investment income to fund retirement. Traditional income investments like CDs, money market funds, and investment-grade bonds are generating historically low returns below the rate of inflation, and traditional investment strategies are no longer sufficient. A growing number of investors need to earn significant cash flow with a portfolio of income-producing investments that will grow over time to fund their golden years. The 10-Minute Millionaire shows you where and how to invest to keep the cash flowing. Topics include: Using investments as retirement income Low-return strategies to avoid Generating exceptional returns Non-traditional vehicles and other opportunities The workforce is aging, and the cost of living is climbing. It's imperative that you take your future into your own hands, and work now to guarantee your retirement. It's never too late to be a smart investor, and The 10-Minute Millionaire gives you the ideas and strategies you need to whip your portfolio into shape. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023776/bk_adbl_023776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock took office in 2011, he inherited an $80 million budget shortfall and a government workforce that had been through multiple rounds of cuts and furloughs. Morale was low. He needed a way to drive greater efficiency, cost saving, and improved performance - and he had to do it in-house, on a shoe-string budget. Enter Peak Academy, the coaching and innovation program Mayor Hancock created to teach frontline city employees how to tackle small problems and deliver big results. In four years, Peak Academy trained 5,000 government staff in the fundamentals of lean manufacturing and other process management techniques. More than 2,000 employee-driven innovations later, the program had saved Denver an estimated $15 million. Word got out, and dozens of other governments sent their staffs to Denver or hired Peak Academy to bring the training to them. In this fun, easy-to-follow guide, Peak Academy director Brian Elms and governing staff writer J. B. Wogan deliver the basics for the rest of us, with a surprisingly frank discussion about how hard it was to get the program off the ground. Experience a thoughtful exploration of both the challenges faced and the reasons why Peak ultimately succeeded. Get a clear overview of Peak Academy training methods and tools (including yes, all those yellow stickies). See concrete examples of employee-driven innovations - many of which sound, in hindsight, like $40,000 no-brainers, until you realize there are hundreds of similar and much-needed fixes in every workplace. Peak Performance is an audiobook that will help public sector leaders replicate the Peak model. It's an audiobook for government managers to listen to and talk about with their teams. But most importantly, it's an audiobook for anyone working in government at any level - about the power of good ideas to improve the way government works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Elms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104169/bk_acx0_104169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,3, Nürtingen University (Campus of Finance), course: Global Markets, language: English, abstract: Many observers, business people and in particular investors see labor cost developments in China as one of the main challenges for their Chinese subsidiaries. Especially in the East-coast region around Shanghai, labor cost has risen significantly within the last decade. For investors having subsidiaries in this region, the outlook on labor market might not look much brighter than it used to. Nevertheless, this development results from the impressive shift China has made in such a short period of time. China is now undergoing one of the most massive urbanizations in human history, which becomes nowhere more evident than in Shanghai. The population of this city is officially by now almost 24 million and is forecasted to rise to 30 million by 2020. Consequently, especially low-tech manufacturing plants in the Shanghai region suffer on the one hand from increasing labor cost, on the other hand from the fact that the government changed its focus to higher value-added industries with less pollution output in order to increase the living standard and quality of the population. In general, this trend means that Shanghai attracts high value-added industries such as Finance and Technology since the city offers well educated workforce as well as for sure an amazing flair attracting multinational corporations (MNC).The aim of this assignment is to give a precise short-term outlook on the labor cost development in China, which can be used by (potential) investors or MNCs having their subsidiary in the country. This short-term outlook will be extended by a mid and long-term prognosis, taking into account different regional wage developments as well as the macroeconomic performance of China. The prognosis should give the previously described target group a valid document for further planning matters.
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,5, Leeds Metropolitan University, language: English, abstract: Globalization is a defining word of our age and the way in which we live. It affects people, companies, their workforce and consumers. Globalization affects all aspects, not just of the corporate world, but transactional and cultural relationships generally. And as a consequence it affects how we live and how we interact, no matter where we live. This is background wherefore it has a great impact on our life and how we interact, no matter where we live. The study of transaction takes place in form of trade across national borders for the purpose of satisfying the needs of individuals and organizations. According to Milton Friedman, 'it's now possible to produce a product anywhere by a business located anywhere, using resources from anywhere, to be sold anywhere'. (Roosa, 2008, p.182) All Apple products, as well as the Ipod, are developed, designed and market in house by Apple's headquarter located in Cupertino USA, but simultaneously outsourced the remaining four hundred plus intermediate components to both domestic and international subcontractors. The story of internationalization starts with the microchip that makes the 'music player go'. It is subcontracted by another Silicon Valley company called Portalplayer which outsourced the microchip's production to Taiwan. Even the operating Software is written by engineers in India which are cheaper than their American Colleagues. Together with the Ipods fabulous operating system which makes the product easy to use, the microchip is send to a warehouse located in Hong Kong until the component is delivered to Apple's outsourced production plant (Linden et al, 2007). A few of the Ipod components are high cost. The hard drive & flashmemory (function as temporary storage) are manufactured by Toshiba in Japan and Samsung in Korea. The majority of components are low cost. For instance the metal parts are made by Foxconn in Taiwan and the plastic components are produced in Singapore which developed from a low cost manufacturing platform to a higher-value added manufacturing centre (Brown, 1998, p.198). All components are assembled in the outsourced production plant in Shanghai. The transportation company Fed Ex delivers the finished Ipod to the worldwide 246 Apple stores and other electronic stores (Kahney, 2008, p.86).
In the Indian outsourcing industry, employees are expected to be 'dead ringers' for the more expensive American workers they have replaced--complete with Westernized names, accents, habits, and lifestyles that are organized around a foreign culture in a distant time zone. Dead Ringers chronicles the rise of a workforce for whom mimicry is a job requirement and a passion. In the process, the book deftly explores the complications of hybrid lives and presents a vivid portrait of a workplace where globalization carries as many downsides as advantages. Shehzad Nadeem writes that the relatively high wages in the outsourcing sector have empowered a class of cultural emulators. These young Indians indulge in American-style shopping binges at glittering malls, party at upscale nightclubs, and arrange romantic trysts at exurban cafés. But while the high-tech outsourcing industry is a matter of considerable pride for India, global corporations view the industry as a low-cost, often low-skill sector. Workers use the digital tools of the information economy not to complete technologically innovative tasks but to perform grunt work and rote customer service. Long hours and the graveyard shift lead to health problems and social estrangement. Surveillance is tight, management is overweening, and workers are caught in a cycle of hope and disappointment. Through lively ethnographic detail and subtle analysis of interviews with workers, managers, and employers, Nadeem demonstrates the culturally transformative power of globalization and its effects on the lives of the individuals at its edges.
'Throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and the developed world, disengaged employees pull down profits and productivity and cost their employers and the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Studies show more than 70% of the employees at most companies do the absolute bare minimum - or less, depriving employers of any meaningful contribution, creativity, exemplary conduct or enthusiasm. Engaged for Growth! author Renée Cormier pinpoints the cause of this widespread worker malaise - leadership - and offers easy-to-follow, low-cost solutions to improve leadership, workforce engagement, productivity - and profits! This is a must-read for everyone desiring superb leadership and a motivated, inspired, workforce. Serious about boosting your bottom line today? You need Cormier's advice. Now!' - Michael B Davie, author, Winning Ways and Success Stories 'I wrote this book because I am passionate about working with business leaders to create work environments that drive positive business results... Given the statistics and the state of the economy, I feel there is a strong need for businesses to work toward changing their corporate culture... I get enormous satisfaction from providing meaningful guidance to leaders at all levels of an organization and from watching them create powerful teams that get things done and contribute to the bottom line. It absolutely thrills me to hear my clients tell me I made a difference in the way they work with their employees and that the results of the changes they made are very favourable.' - Renée Cormier, author, Engaged for Growth!, employee engagement specialist/consultant, and President, Powerhouse Conferences, a company dedicated to working with businesses to increase efficiency, productivity and growth
Learn Linux, and take your career to the next level! Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition provides a solid foundation of knowledge for anyone considering a career in information technology, for anyone new to the Linux operating system, and for anyone who is preparing to sit for the Linux Essentials Exam. Through this engaging resource, you can access key information in a learning-by-doing style. Hands-on tutorials and end-of-chapter exercises and review questions lead you in both learning and applying new information--information that will help you achieve your goals! With the experience provided in this compelling reference, you can sit down for the Linux Essentials Exam with confidence. An open source operating system, Linux is a UNIX-based platform that is freely updated by developers. The nature of its development means that Linux is a low-cost and secure alternative to other operating systems, and is used in many different IT environments. Passing the Linux Essentials Exam prepares you to apply your knowledge regarding this operating system within the workforce. * Access lessons that are organized by task, allowing you to quickly identify the topics you are looking for and navigate the comprehensive information presented by the book * Discover the basics of the Linux operating system, including distributions, types of open source applications, freeware, licensing, operations, navigation, and more * Explore command functions, including navigating the command line, turning commands into scripts, and more * Identify and create user types, users, and groups Linux Essentials, 2nd Edition is a critical resource for anyone starting a career in IT or anyone new to the Linux operating system.
Wales is being transformed from a country dependent upon heavy industries to one of the most exciting regions of Western Europe. It is attracting a diversity of activity in terms of both inward investment and a whole range of new indigenous business. Wales has had an increasing amount of inward investment. Countries like Japan, the United States and Western Germany recognise the high quality of the workforce, the good communications, the good financial package offered by a positive regional policy and the enthusiasm of local government and trade unions welcome them. Wales is at last being recognised as the ideal location for service industries. The urban redevelopment of Cardiff, the enormous developments in cities like Swansea and Newport create a location for service industries of the highest quality at low cost. Wales provides office accomodation at a fraction of the cost in the South East of England, but with the latest buildings and the latest in telecommunication technology. There is certainly a welcome in Wales and I hope all of those who read this directory, indicating as it does the growth that has already taken place, will themselves make the appropriate enquiries: &#8226; see where they can locate an office, &#8226; see what are the facilities for a good quality labour force, &#8226; study the good communications be they road, rail or telecommunications. Anybody that does this will certainly conclude that Wales is the place to be. Rt. Han. Peter Walker, MBE.