From Cost to Performance Management: A Blueprint for Organizational Development / Edition 1

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Measurable, sustainable improvements in cost and performance management require more than just isolated methodologies or slogans of the week. They require committed, involved leadership, adaptable systems, and an understanding that cost reduction and performance improvement work best when they work together. From Cost to Performance Management provides application-based guidance for melding the best of today's cost and performance management methods into a unified cost/performance approach that fits your organization's needs, readiness, and identity. This well-rounded resource explores: Shortcomings of existing change and growth management perspectives, New methodologies and mindsets for tracking valuable resources that create long-term wealth, Organizational development examples from today's most progressive companies. Cost continues to be the prime strategic mover in most organizations; unfortunately, it can lead to unclear, unsatisfying performance initiatives and decisions. From Cost to Performance Management reveals how cost and performance can instead be aligned to create one overriding imperative -- a cost/performance approach designed to maximize long-term potential as it minimizes friction and confusion within each layer of an organization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471423294
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/25/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Developmental Discipline In Cost and Performance Management 1
2 Cost Management: Control and Profitability 27
3 Cost Types: Early Communication Attempts 55
4 Standards, Budgets, and Forecasts: Learning to Compare and Coordinate 80
5 Operational Resource Accounting: Learning New Rules and Roles 117
6 Processes, Activities, and Resources: Shaping Organizational Identity 153
7 Intentional Tactics: Patterns, Participation, and Performance 191
8 Quantum Strategy: Release, Reliance, and Reversal 234
9 Accounting for the Common Wealth 272
App. A The Basic Components and Terminology of a Traditional Income Statement 289
App. B A Simplified Traditional Balance Sheet Format 291
App. C Analysis with a Purpose 293
App. D ABM Concepts and Terms 295
App. E Recommended Reading 299
Glossary 303
Endnotes 313
Index 323
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