A certainty in life is that things will change--sometimes very slowly, sometimes quicker than we would like, sometimes bringing new experiences we enjoy and at other times those we would prefer to avoid. While change may be certain, our natural aversion to it creates conflicting pressures. Failure to recognise and address these conflicts is the main reason why change initiatives do not produce the gains, growth and security anticipated. This book will help you to understand what drives change in... more info>>
In an increasingly cost conscious world, control over your organisation's income and expenditure is vital. For most successful organisations this control begins with a budgeting process that forms the basis for the business operation for the year ahead. It is often this 'blue-print' which determines how successful the organisation can be for the forseeable future. This informative and accessible text provides budgetary guidelines for both new and established businesses.
During the last few years, the concept of 'learning organisations' and employee empowerment have supported a drive towards less reliance on figurehead bosses telling us what to do, and more on our ability, as individuals, to act positively and effectively. This book explores how an organisation can effectively employ techniques to empower their employees and so motivate them to achieve their goals.
In this Guide: Understanding and accessing your customers; Understanding your competitors' Getting and keeping the right people; How to carry out easy financial checks; How to write the business plan and make it work....