The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies: How Great Organizations Make the Most of Their Human Assets

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What are the timeless truths on which great institutions are built? Which beliefs and stratagems separate the best organizations from the rest? Jac Fitz-enz and the prestigious Saratoga Institute explored those questions during the four years of in-depth research at more than 1,000 companies. The result is this extraordinary book documenting the most enduring "best practices" in human asset management. Fitz-enz takes you inside successful organizations to see precisely how they handle change management, cost reduction, employee turnover, productivity and quality improvement, and other universal challenges. Your explorations are not limited to domestic operations; they cross borders and cultures to look at best practices around the world. As you learn about the eight practices, you'll gain insights into your own organization and discover ways to make significant improvements. You'll get quantifiable proof that the strategic management of human assets and a focus on long-term principles - as opposed to reengineering and other short-term tactics - are the only sure routes to becoming one of "the best."

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What makes an organization great? After a four-year study of more than 1,000 companies worldwide, management consultant Jac Fitz-Enz says it is people--and the way they are developed and nurtured. In The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies, he presents the top "human asset management" practices uncovered during his search and shows how other organizations can adopt them as their own. The result, he contends, will be higher profits along with more committed employees.

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"High-performance companies don't get the extraordinary performers they need by tossing another fad management program on their people. Instead, they adhere to fundamental beliefs and operating strategies that pay off in the long run--both in higher profits and more productive employees.

Now the founder and president of the prestigious Saratoga Institute identifies best practices in human asset management.

Based on four years of research involving more than 1,000 companies worldwide and filled with illuminating case studies, The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies documents how the best organizations practice:

· balanced value fixation

· commitment to a core strategy

· culture-system linkage

· massive two-way communication

· partnering with stakeholders

· functional collaboration

· innovation and risk

· never being satisfied.

The book shows managers and executives how to shift their primary focus away from short-term process improvement (reengineering, benchmarking, quality) and toward the enduring human asset management practices that can make these efforts long-term successes."

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