involvement, total quality management (TQM), and reengineering
are more than just business buzzwords. According to studies by
the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organizations
(CEO), these practices are helping Fortune 1000 companies bolster
financial performance, achieve strategic business goals, and provide
much-needed advantage in today's highly competitive environment.
1987, CEO has been tracking the organizational effectiveness programs
of the country's top corporations. Published every three years,
its reports provide the latest, most sought-after snapshots of
what's working and why. Strategies for High Performance Organizations
represents the fourth study in CEO's continuing research - the
only national study of how U.S. businesses are changing the way
they organize and manage their employees. And for the first time,
the report also focuses on business and change strategies, extends
previous analyses of employee involvement and TQM, and provides
a new evaluation of the current and controversial trend of reengineering.
CEO Report distills reams of surveys and research into an easy-to-interpret
tool that managers can use to identify those improvement practices
that best promote organizational effectiveness. It explores the
patterns of adoption of employee involvement, TQM, and reengineering
and ties their implementation to business and change strategies.
It also dissects the complicated relationships among the three
programs to distinguish the most effective combinations and offers
benchmark data to which readers can compare their own efforts.
from the field, free of jargon, and full of definitive data and
specific research results, Strategies for High Performance Organizations
is required reading for everyone working to determine the most
effective practices and programs for their own organizations.
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