What Makes a High Performance Organization: Five Factors of Competitive Advantage that Apply Worldwide

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This book will show companies and managers how to achieve better financial results than their competitors over the next 5-10 years by transforming themselves into HPOs: High-Performance Organizations

It has been extensively researched by the author, including:

(a) review of 292 studies into business high performance and excellence
(b) personal survey of close to 2500 organizations throughout the world
(c) collection of numerous in-depth case ...

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Overview

This book will show companies and managers how to achieve better financial results than their competitors over the next 5-10 years by transforming themselves into HPOs: High-Performance Organizations

It has been extensively researched by the author, including:

(a) review of 292 studies into business high performance and excellence
(b) personal survey of close to 2500 organizations throughout the world
(c) collection of numerous in-depth case studies of high performing companies representing nearly every continent

As a result of all this research, the book’s author Dr. Andre A. de Waal has been able to develop and practice an HPO framework tool on 200 organizations since 2006, both profit and non-profit, even as his research goes on. His insightful conclusions from this work coupled with his intensive research will prove crucial for management decision-makers who seek to dramatically improve their companies.

Why is this book is needed now? We are in a severe recession, though the economy has been picking up, growth will continue to be slow for many years to come. This book makes it possible for a company to accelerate its growth.

Also, customers worldwide have been growing more demanding and vocal especially as complaints about an organization can now spread like wildfire on the Internet. Thus becoming an HPO ensures a company stays competitive and maintains high levels of customer satisfaction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906403829
  • Publisher: Global Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Becoming an HPO
The HPO Research
HPO Factor 1: Management Quality
HPO Factor 2: Openness and Action Orientation
HPO Factor 3: Continuous Improvement
HPO Factor 4: Long Term Orientation
HPO Factor 5: Workforce Quality
Achieving an HPO Transition

Part 2 Staying an HPO
The Journey to HPO
Issues of True HPOs
HPPs: High Performance Partnerships
HPO Sector Improvements
Courses of Action

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Based on years of research, this book offers stories about real-

    Based on years of research, this book offers stories about real-world businesses, along with actionable advice. A must read! 

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

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    This book is the result of years of hard research by the author

    This book is the result of years of hard research by the author around the globe. Andre de Waal's depth of knowledge has been tested in challenging circumstances via his consulting, training and speaking in England, Holland, Europe, India, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the USA.  His success with elevating companies and nonprofits to HPO status ensures his reputation the world's foremost authority on this topic.

    If you want to see your firm too transform itself into a genuine high performance organization, read this book as soon as possible... then implement it! No other author can explain so clearly and credibly what to do.

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