It takes skill to transform a business. As a corporate leader, you need to know whether a symptom of ill-health is a sign of serious trouble or just a localised difficulty in need of a little attention. This briefing offers the tools and techniques for company-wide analysis and is essential reading for business leaders responsible for corporate ...Read MoreIt takes skill to transform a business. As a corporate leader, you need to know whether a symptom of ill-health is a sign of serious trouble or just a localised difficulty in need of a little attention. This briefing offers the tools and techniques for company-wide analysis and is essential reading for business leaders responsible for corporate performance. Its purpose is to put minor issues into perspective and discourage the use of quick fix solutions for bigger problems.Read Less
New. Business performance can always be improved. Analyse Your Business takes a proactive approach and asks company directors and senior managers to analyse their company, the way it is managed and the procedures it has in place to ensure its stability, growth and ongoing management health. The book is divided into eight sections, each one referring to an area of management, which is essential to business success. This allows directors to focus on specific areas separately and also gives them a starting point for improving procedures and assessing skills. Contents: Introduction " Eight management essentials " Vision and planning " Commitment to quality " Leadership " Decision making " Finance " Marketing " Communication " Information technology " Summary " The management health check " The management health check questionnaire " Score summary " Transforming the business " Rule of two " Rule of two analysis " The role of the internal consultant " Root cause checklist " Helicopter viewing " The big picture " Work in process " Process improvement checklist " Vision and planning " Developing vision " Mission statements " Writing a mission statement " Strategy development " Setting goals " Five business areas " Five external forces " Setting objectives " Commitment to quality standards " Quality service " Total Quality Management: TQM " Benchmarking " Growth issues " The balancing act " Creating a balance checklist " Leadership " Leader and follower paradox " Power and politics " What is empowerment? " Empowerment style survey " Analysis of results " The adaptive leader " Delegation: art and science " Decision making " The benefit of hindsight " What undermines objectivity? " Irrationality " An antidote " Two kinds of decisions " Challenging the status quo " Organisational structure " Organisation and structure checklist " Influences of structure " Finance " Targets-forecasts-gap analysis " What are ratios? " How ratios help " The larger context " The Z scores " Marketing " Company image " Customer service " The ecology of cooperation " Unique Selling Proposition: USP " Image and USP " Communication " Part 1: personal skills " Bypassing " Social skills " Making an impact: diagnostic questions " Rich communication " Right and left brain thinking " Listening " Speaking " Part 2: organisational issues " Information flow " Roles " Communication channels checklist " Information Technology: IT " The intranet " Data storage and management " Traditional versus Web enabled storage " The Internet " Developing a selling site " Security Printed Pages: 112..
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