"This book is about improving performance management within an organization by enhancing business intelligence whereby organizational objectives, the analysis of trends, the ability to forecast, and to plan winning strategies, works toward the common goal of success. It does reveal various methodologies at work in the Fortune 500 companies that have adopted them." (Bookviews.com
, July 2008)
"Their perspective is that of veteran solution developers, and their goal is to translate their experience into practical, jargon-free, actionable advice for leaders who want to get a grip on their organization's performance. The result is a handbook of performance management strategy and tactics that offers some fresh insights as well as the promised road map to success." (Businessfinancemag.com, May 22, 2008)
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Drive Business Performance
How can your organization increase its agility, alignment, and accountability to improve performance? Developing performance management capabilities means changing the way people are empowered to make better decisions. It requires a transition from a restrictive, command-and-control approach to management style that includes more participants in the performance management process. Drive Business Performance shows you how.
Starting with a forward by Dr. Robert Kaplan and Dr. David Norton, creators of the revolutionary Balanced Scorecard approach, Drive Business Performance reveals how to effectively align performance with technology, creating a best-in-class information management system and amplifying individual employee impact.
This groundbreaking guide provides a deep understanding of how to achieve enterprise performance management objectives, backed up by firsthand accounts from Fortune 500 companies that are winning by building accountability, intelligence, and informed decision making into their organizational DNA. Drive Business Performance explains the competitive advantage experienced by organizations that create and manage a “Culture of Performance.”
Part of Wiley's Microsoft Executive Leadership Series, Drive Business Performance fills a gap in the literature on managing performance. This innovative, jargon-free book demystifies performance management, with detailed guidance for organizations to replicate top performers' results, including the recommended skills and assets needed to successfully compete in today's business environment.