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Managers need to be able to make sense of data and to use it selectively to answer key questions: Why has quality fallen in the last week? Should we subcontract or employ more people? What will consumer demand be in the future? They need to be able to assess the value of data and to detect what is and what isn’t spin.

The focus is on analysing numbers. On their own, figures tell us very little. To become meaningful they need to be processed and analysed and it is the patterns that emerge from this that provide the information that is needed for decision-making.

The book is arranged in four themes. It starts by considering the value of information in organisations and by assessing how effectively the information is used in a management role. It then goes on to look at different options for presenting figures so that trends become clearer and patterns simpler to spot. As well as making data easier to interpret, the techniques the book presents are valuable communication tools that will help the reader use information more effectively with others.

The last two themes then provide a toolkit of techniques that you can use to investigate situations and help solve problems. These include statistical and operational techniques as well as computer tools. Like any toolkit, the key to using it properly lies in knowing not only what each tool does but when to use it. This book will help the reader to develop this ability by applying the methods that are described within a business context.

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Stuck for ideas, inspiration or just want to work differently? Management Extra
brings all the best management thinking together in one package.The books are
practical and well structured to provide an in depth treatment of these
management topics.

Titles in the series:
* Business Environment
* Change Management
* Development for High Performance
* Effective Communications
* Financial Management
* Information and Knowledge
Management
* Leadership and Management in
Organisations
* Leading Teams
* Making Sense of Data and
Information
* Managing Markets and Customers
* Managing for Results
* Managing Health, Safety andWorking
Environment
* Managing Legal and Ethical Principles
* Managing Yourself
* PositiveWorking Relationships
* Project Management
* Quality and Operations Management
* Reaching Your Goals Through Innovation
* Recruitment and Selection
* Reputation Management

This series fuses key theories and concepts with applied activities to help
managers examine how they work in practice.The books are created with
individuals in mind.They are designed to help you improve your management
skills. Management Extra can also be used in conjunction with management
programmes of study aligned to standards.
Each of the books has case studies, self assessments and activities all underpinned
by knowledge and understanding of the frameworks and techniques required to
improve performance. Management Extra provides managers and trainers with a
handbook for action and development.


You found it - what a find! A practical
resource packed with all the relevant
theory and suggested activities to
support your professional development.
An essential resource to have at your
fingertips, jump in and enjoy.
Russell Jeans
Learning and Development Manager,
ntl

All the essential concepts are here,
presented in an easily digestible format
with lots of up to date case studies and
references - but, most importantly, with
plenty of thought provoking activities
and self-diagnostic exercises to make
the learning personal and transferable.
Peter Manning
Head of Training & Development,
News International Newspapers Ltd

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