Rediscovering the Source of Performance ImprovementeBook - 2005
Inside Knowledge: Rediscovering the Source of Performance Improvement weaves a suspenseful tale of how several employees working in the fictional Grand Bay company discover how to leverage their knowledge to radically improve performance. Knowledge is often the most reliable sources of sustainable competitive advantage for companies, yet, until now, it has been very difficult to translate employee knowledge into performance improvements. Inside knowledge and pragmatic knowledge are the missing links that make the connection between employee experience and a firmes ability to gain a competitive edge. Pragmatic knowledge results from continuous experimentation to enables employees to discover new ways to view their work and to improve performance, and is the result of the collaboration of both types of operational employees u workers and managers. Their interactions focus on discovering what works best in practice, and this refines the knowledge that drives performance improvement. This is not simply a theoretical approach, since successful companies such as Toyota have demonstrated that inside knowledge is a vital component to driving organizational innovations. Inside Knowledge offers seven pragmatic principles that allow any person working in any kind of organization to create and continuously improve knowledge for improving performance. Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.
Publisher: Milwaukee : ASQ Quality Press, 2005
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 pages)