This title introduces young dog lovers to the sport of dog agility, covering everything from the history of the sport to conditioning, training, and competing. The title features informative sidebars, exciting photos, a photo diagram, and a glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Published by Sportszone on 12/15/2018
Book details: 32 pages.
This book provides a conceptual framework for systemic flexibility and business agility, drawing on a basis of research/case applications in various types of flexibility and agility in business. The selected papers address a variety of issues concerning the theme of systemic flexibility and business agility and are organized into following five parts: (i) Systemic and Strategic Flexibility; (ii) Information and Business Agility; (iii) Flexibility, Innovation and Business Excellence; (iv) Flexibility in Value and Supply Chains; and(v) Financial Flexibility and Mergers & Acquisitions. Flexibility and agility in business are emerging as key dimensions of business excellence that encompass the requirements of both choice and speed. The two concepts, flexibility and agility, have been used in multiple ways and often interchangeably, both in literature and in practice. The growing need for flexibility/agility in business can be seen from reactive as well as proactive perspectives. A business enterprise is expected to possess reactive flexibility/ agility (as adaptability and responsiveness) in order to cope with the changing and uncertain business environment. It may also endeavor to intentionally generate flexibility/agility as a strategic change in a variety of ways, such as leadership change, reengineering, innovation in products and processes, use of information and communication technology, and learning orientation.
Published by Springer on 12/16/2014
Book details: 416 pages.
In-depth agility evaluation for a more efficient response tochange Assessing Organization Agility provides a clear, conciseroadmap to improved implementation of change. Written by twoorganizational researchers at USC's Center for EffectiveOrganizations and a management consultant with Strategy&(formerly Booz & Company), this book provides the means forassessing an organization's agility and formulating an improvementplan. Beginning with a discussion about the meaning of "agility,"the authors enumerate the various contributing factors that affecthow quickly an organization responds to change, and the efficiencyof the response. An agility survey shows readers how their ownorganization compares in terms of both perception andimplementation, allowing the formulation of an "Agility Profile"that can point out strengths while highlighting areas in need ofimprovement. Case studies demonstrate the real-world impact ofeffective agility strategy, and example scenarios illustrateimproved responses by each agility "type." Eighty percent of large-scale organizations fail to meet theirobjectives, and poor agility is often to blame. Organizationsrespond to changes in the marketplace, economy, and society byimplementing changes in their processes and procedures, butplanning and implementing change takes time. During that time, thecontext of the initial decision frequently evolves, leaving theorganization one step behind. Agility is the ability to quicklyimplement change without sacrificing strategy, and AssessingOrganization Agility helps readers to: Discover the organizational/operational factors that contributeto agility Assess current agility from all perspectives, highlightingareas for improvement Implement processes and procedures that streamline changeevents Maintain forward trajectory with adjustments to strategy andimplementation The current pace of technical, competitive, and environmentalchange is faster than ever before, and response requirements arefar more complex and sophisticated. In this turbulent environment,agility can mean the difference between success and stagnation.Assessing Organization Agility asks the questions andprovides the answers that lead to better organizational reflex andmore effective response.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 12/11/2014
Book details: 54 pages.
Insider secrets to competing-and winning-in the tech-savvy marketplace The new generation of technology savvy workers is changing the way we look at productivity. Agility uniquely describes how technology agility impacts your business's performance and can become a critical success factor. A must-read for leaders defining business strategy and technology implementation, the methodology it describes will show how to measure and drive technology adoption and the derived impact on business results. Includes international cases of various industries, from industry leaders Incorporates the ideas of flexibility, balance, adaptability, and coordination under one umbrella Uniquely describes how technology agility impacts business performance What differentiates Audi, BMW and Mercedes or GM? Understanding it can make or break the future of an organization. Agility makes it clear: the digital divide will be seen in those who take full advantage of the technology versus those merely have it.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 06/29/2010
Book details: 240 pages.
Thomas Friedman has the business world buzzing about the flat world that is the new business landscape. Today's companies need radically different strategies in order to compete and win. Corporate Agility provides the answer. Charles Grantham and Jim Ware are founders of the Work Design Collaborative, a renowned thinktank that helps companies achieve new levels of workforce productivity. Some of their high-profile members include Accenture, Agilent Technologies, IBM Global Services, Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard and Spherion Corporation. The strategies in this book are forward-thinking and field-tested - the result of a 5-year research project conducted by the Work Design Collaborative.
Published by AMACOM/American Management Association on 07/19/2019
Book details: 275 pages.
"Focuses on the technology innovations that may help in building virtual businesses and making existing businesses smarter and efficient in their operations. Intended to help key decision makers understand more about introducing new technologies into businesses"--
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 09/15/2014
Book details: 362 pages.
OECD Public Governance Reviews Chile's Supreme Audit Institution Enhancing Strategic Agility and Public Trust
This review focuses on advancing the performance-management vision of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile (Contraloría General de la Republica, CGR) with a view to enhance the relevance and positive impact of its work on accountability ...
Published by OECD Publishing on 04/23/2014
Book details: 352 pages.
Get the most out of this popular training tool with the help of coordination training expert Peter Schreiner as he presents his most effective exercises with clear and precise descriptions, excellent photographs and innovative diagramming.
Published by Reedswain Inc. on 03/01/2004
Book details: 50 pages.
Brain Training is an easy-to-digest collection of puzzles and tips to help exercise the brain and keep the cognitive faculties razor-sharp. Brain Training covers key areas of brain function, including memory, perception, problem-solving, verbal reasoning, and the body (how diet, exercise, meditation and other physical and mental fillips can raise brainpower). Each chapter then concentrates on a specific brain function, beginning with a lively explanation of how it works and then offers the most effective prescriptions available to exercise that particular mental function. For those who are struggling with memory, those having trouble learning new things, or those facing the pressures of exams - in fact, by anyone who wishes to maximize their cognitive potential - Brain Training is an indispensable resource to get the flabbiest brain fighting fit once again.
Published by Penguin on 12/21/2009
Book details: 192 pages.
International Federation for Information Processing The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of referred international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing. For more information about the 300 other books in the IFIP series, please visit springeronline.com. For more information about IFIP, please visit www.ifip.or.at.
Published by Springer on 06/03/2006
Book details: 380 pages.