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Description - Building Engaged Team Performance by Roland R. Cavanagh

Harness the Power of Your MostValuable Resource-Your Workforce! Process improvement approaches likeSix Sigma and Lean Enterprise haveworked wonders for countless organizations,but in the drive for true excellence,these approaches are only one important partof the formula. Building Engaged Team Performanceexplains the next wave of businessimprovement: driving breakthrough gains byintegrating process improvement with "thepeople side" of performance. Breaking new ground in the world oforganizational improvement, performance managementexpert Dodd Starbird teams upwith Roland Cavanagh, coauthor of the bestsellingThe Six Sigma Way, to present a systemfor aligning and optimizing processes andthe efforts of any organization's most valuableasset: people. Combining the principles from TotalQuality Management (TQM), Six Sigma,Lean, and Socio-Technical Systems, EngagedTeam Performance helps you harness the massivepotential of human performance that isnot captured by process improvements alone.Illustrated through real-life stories, BuildingEngaged Team Performance offers a stepby-step program that shows you how youcan more than double the productivity of yourbusiness. The authors' client examples are adiverse group of transactional and manufacturingorganizations that have used EngagedTeam Performance to: Increase employee efficiency by 50%and save millions of dollars Consistently deliver on criticalcustomer requirements Provide visual data for instantdecision making* Create realistic staffing modelsfor sustainable capacity Establish standards for both team andindividual performance Develop leadership that facilitates teamownership of execution Building Engaged Team Performance providesthe tools for building a superior systemthat optimizes effectiveness of outcomes forcustomers and efficiency of resource usage.Never before have human performance andprocess improvement been so closely linked ina single, sustainable method. Catch the nextwave of business improvement with EngagedTeam Performance. Praise for Building Engaged Team Performance "The Engaged Team Performance effort that we undertook has allowed us toreshape our process from start to finish and improve both productivity andthe communication among multiple departments." Art Bacci, President & CEO, Principal Bank "This book provides practical insights on building competencies of changeleaders throughout the organization." Dr. William D. Trotter, Managing Director,Association of Internal Management Consultants (AIMC) "By embedding these concepts into organizational culture, systems, and processes,a group of individuals may become a winning team." Dan Bell, President, Canon Information Technology Services "When I led a division at GE during the heyday of Six Sigma, process excellenceand team performance were both critical; yet they were considered differentdisciplines, supported by separate infrastructure. Engaged Team Performancecombines and aligns the best of both, and it delivers even betterresults." C. Lewis Fain, President, Mortgage Payment Protection, Inc. "If your strategic vision includes words like growth, customer loyalty,value creation, responsiveness, quality, expertise, partnership, accountability,efficiency, or best in class, then Building Engaged Team Performance has tobe part of the foundation. Without it you're just creating a house of cards." Rick Larson, CEO, VFD Technologies

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071742269
ISBN-10: 0071742263
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 160mm x 27mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roland R. Cavanagh

Dodd Starbird is a managing partnerat Implementation Partners with 20 years ofglobal business leadership, process excellence,and performance-improvement experience inconsulting, sales, finance, manufacturing, systems,quality, operations, human resources,and distribution management. Roland Cavanagh, PE, a managingpartner at Implementation Partners, brings34 years of leadership experience to clientsin consulting, product design, manufacturing,systems, quality, and operations in a widerange of industries. He is coauthor of the The SixSigma Way and The Six Sigma Way TeamFieldbook and lead author of What Is DFSS? .