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Revolutionizing Workforce Performance: A Systems Approach to Mastery Hardcover – October 24, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0787907983 ISBN-10: 0787907987 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (October 24, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787907987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787907983
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,240,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is definitely about the right subjects, for the right audiences, and about the right issue--achieving breakthroughs in workforce performance. Senior executives should read this important document." (A. William Wiggenhorn, President, Motorola University)

"Senior executives must become involved with the lessons in this book to achieve breakthroughs in workforce performance. Their leadership will result in a sustainable competitive advantage." (Victor E. Millar, President and CEO, AT&T Solutions)

"Everyone talks about performance improvement. Jack Bowsher explains in this book how to make it happen within the entire organization. HR executives should take a leadership role." (Ursula F. Fairbairn, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Quality, American Express Company)

"Bowsher challenges all of us to share in a new management system for achieving breakthroughs in workforce performance. This book is a must-read for members of the training and performance communities." (John W. Humphrey, CEO, The Forum Corporation, Chair of ASTD, Founder, Instructional Systems Association (ISA))

"Every major government agency at the city, state, and federal level should focus on breakthroughs in workforce performance. This book will help you to do just that." (Charles A. Bowsher, Retired Comptroller General of the United States)

"Every manager and director of training should read this book because it includes a management system that will enable chief training officers to have a working partnership with senior executives and additional funding for new performance systems." (Jerold V. Tucker, Chief Training Officer, GTE)

"This book will greatly influence the work of training and performance professionals as well as the companies that serve this industry. (John J. Splavec, Partner, Andersen Consulting)

From the Inside Flap

Improve performance at every level of your organization! Millions of employees and managers go to work every day without the proper training and support to do their jobs efficiently. To operate effectively and stay ahead of the competition, your organization must have a competitive and well-trained workforce. In Revolutionizing Workforce Performance, Jack Bowsher links all the pieces of a successful management system together into an easy six-step process. His innovative management system integrates the best of OD, training, performance technology, performance consulting, integrated electronic support systems, and HRD programs.Aiming to develop a formal working partnership between the executive team and the training organization, Bowsher concentrates on breakthroughs in workforce performance rather than training events. You'll learn how to restructure your training programs and dramatically improve your organization.This book will turn your managers and directors—those responsible for the training and performance of your workforce—into stronger, more effective leaders. You will learn how to implement quality measurements and a process for continuous improvement for the performance systems within every major job category. Each member of your organization, from the entry-level workers to the cheif executive officer, will benefit from Bowsher's management system. With Revolutionizing Workforce Performance you will:
  • Increase your organization's productivity
  • Lower your operating expenses
  • Increase revenues and market shares
  • Eliminate the need for massive downsizings
This book is a must-read for senior and line executives, government leaders, and all members of the training and performance community. With Bowsher's management system, everyone comes out a winner! Don't waste any more time with an inadequate performance system. Revolutionize your workforce today!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "phluhrsen" on February 4, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Bowsher has documented the steps to increase workers productivity. He spells out the problems and gives the answers. This is a must read for CEO's and Directors of Training. All the information is in this book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Bowsher's view of workplace performance is right on key. If only the top management had listened at IBM, before their fall from marketplace grace, it would be mentioned in the same breath as Microsoft is today.
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