First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis / Edition 1

First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis / Edition 1

by Allison Rossett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787944386

ISBN-13: 9780787944384

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Look before you leap—start smart with this engaging field guide!Foreword by Marc J. Rosenberg, district manager, strategic learning technologies, AT&THow do you figure out what to do? This book offers you strategies to answer that question. It's a hands-on guide to planning and consultation, with an emphasis on tools, tales, templates, speed, sources, and

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Look before you leap—start smart with this engaging field guide!Foreword by Marc J. Rosenberg, district manager, strategic learning technologies, AT&THow do you figure out what to do? This book offers you strategies to answer that question. It's a hands-on guide to planning and consultation, with an emphasis on tools, tales, templates, speed, sources, and systems. First Things Fast is the quick start you need to surmount resistance to investigating performance. Allison Rossett offers you priceless tips on:

  • Accelerating analysis
  • Using technology
  • Overcoming organizational obstacles
  • Communicating with experts, customers, and colleagues
  • Presenting results . . . and much more!
"Rossett's book is a practical, down-to-earth set of guidelines from an accomplished professional who's obviously 'been there.'"—Joe Harless, author of Peak Performance System and The Eden Conspiracy"Rossett has produced an eminently readable, practical handbook that helps human resource professionals apply performance analysis methods fast. A friAndly, comforting, useful volume that we will definitely recommAnd to our clients."—Harold D. Stolovitch, professor, Universite de Montreal; president, Harold D. Stolovitch & Associates; and Erica J. Keeps, executive vice-president, Harold D. Stolovitch & Associates "This book is a must-have for anyone who is responsible for identifying performance and training needs. It's chock full of proven tips, techniques, practices, tools, and examples. And with Rossett's wonderful humor evident throughout, it's fun to read!"—Dana Gaines Robinson, president, Partners in Change; coauthor, Performance ConsultingYou'll get job aids, design templates, and implementation examples that direct you through the basics of performance analysis. A frequently updated, internet-based coaching and information system will complement and supplement the book (www.jbp.com/rossett.html). Start smart with Rossett's guide!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787944384
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2What Can We Do First and Fast?11
3Performance Analysis Basics27
4Opportunities for Performance Analysis51
5Putting the Speed in Performance Analysis67
6Communicating to Gather Information and Support87
7What Technology Contributes117
8Communicating Results139
9Tales from the Trenches185
10Into the Future213
Glossary223
Resources for Performance Analysis231
About the Author236
Index237

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