Item description for The Best Practices Enterprise: A Guide to Achieving Sustainable World-class Performance by James M. Kerr...
There are seven best practices that are indispensable in this era of rapid change, increasing customer demands, and intense global competition. These seven best practices address the people, processes, and technology elements of which every enterprise is comprised. Without them firmly in place, an organization will eventually flounder. When driven by top management, instituting 15 business principles based on these seven best practices will transform an organization from mediocrity to a powerhouse referred to as The Best Practices Enterprise. These proven principles and practices are supported by nearly 50 real-world case examples and excerpts from actual projects to demonstrate how multiple organizations have institutionalized these best practices.
Key Features * Reveals how to improve top-line and bottom-line performance by transforming typical strategic planning methods to a program-centric strategic planning approach * Delineates how IT environments can be designed and built to reach optimal levels of reliable responsiveness and speed to market, while maximizing returns on technology investments * Demonstrates how portfolio-based project management reduces risk and minimizes costs * Illustrates how diversity and inclusion programs and results-focused communication practices can be used to increase effectiveness, profitability and shareholder value * Includes free downloadable tips for effective best practices implementation and business transformation --- available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 28, 2006
Publisher J. Ross Publishing
ISBN 1932159606 ISBN13 9781932159608
Reviews - What do customers think about The Best Practices Enterprise: A Guide to Achieving Sustainable World-class Performance?
Excellent resource Mar 29, 2007
This book is an excellent resource for any organization seeking to improve its business practices. Kerr identifies seven key elements to proven success and provides a roadmap to institutionalizing them. The who, what, where, when, and why of each technique is clearly defined and demystified.
Unlike many theory guides, this one is written with executives, managers, and business professionals in mind, providing insightful material for all levels. The sample materials and actual case studies reinforce each strategy presented.
This book is highly motivating and will give you and your company the business practices to effectively execute and succeed in today's global market.
Best All-In-One Available Jul 18, 2006
I highly recommend this book. It is the first of its kind -- containing real-life examples from industrty as well as thorough how-to methodology segments. This book is a great companion to the many theory books that are so popular today among business readers. Pick it up, you'll be glad you did!
Roadmap To Success Jun 29, 2006
For Leadership teams faced with the challenge of developing a strategy for long term success, this book is absolutely a "must read". Kerr offers a holistic approach and a pragmatic plan for overcoming cultural and operational barriers to success, backed by real life examples. I'll introduce the principles in my practice and also recommend The Best Practices Enterprise to colleagues, clients and anyone else interested in solid solutions to tough problems facing enterprises today.
It's a competitive world! May 26, 2006
"I really like this book! Its premise is that an organization needs to do these best practices extremely well in order to perform higher order activities that seem to be more glamorous (i.e., Six Sigma, Privacy Management, Business Globalization). I couldn't agree more, we need to go back to basics in order to remain positioned for new opportunities ... it's a competitive world.
My one gripe is that the core material is not particularly novel. But, it is presented in a fresh, new way. I've read Kerr's other books and many magazine articles over the years and he does have a way of reducing complex concepts into their simplest forms so that everyone can understand them. He has done a nice job here, too. If you're an executive, or just want to be one, you should give this book a try."
A Great Guide for Today's Business Environment May 24, 2006
"The Best Practices Enterprise" is unique in that it contains both visionary and methodolology elements under one title. I particularly like the way in which the author ties the best practices tightly together.
While organizations struggle with the challenges associated with subjects like global stability, privacy management, the environment and energy, Kerr offers a framework through his best practices that all businesses can use to develop the action plans needed to remain successful.