Author: Kevin Burns

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781619615236

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 1125

Workplace safety is failing. Despite better procedures now in place on the job, people are still getting hurt. The problem lies in our thinking. We must shift the focus from rules to relationships. In PeopleWork, author and safety management consultant Kevin Burns presents his M4 Method of people-centered management for safety in the workplace. He lays out the practical, how-to steps that frontline supervisors and safety people can master. This promotes a relationship-based culture focused on mentoring, coaching, and inspiring teams. It's an approach that ultimately improves employee productivity and allows everyone to achieve their personal goals and the goals of their company. With PeopleWork, you can raise workplace safety to a level where it actually works.
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Author: MR Kevin Burns

Publisher: Martin Burns Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780973232752


Page: 98

View: 3247

You've been to safety meetings that miss the mark - boring, disengaging, forgettable. One-hour meetings or full-day stand-down events, safety meetings are not fun. But is the safety meeting the most efficient tool in getting employees to quickly embrace the safety program? This book is designed to help you build safety meetings that work. The Perfect Safety Meeting is packed full of ideas, tips and strategies including: - where you should hold your safety meetings - who gets to speak at your safety meetings - seating and room set-up and why it matters - the biggest mistake that safety meetings make - and much more. As a consultant and presenter for nearly twenty years, Kevin Burns has seen it all. The insights he shares in this book will help you build a safety meeting that works. The Perfect Safety Meeting will transform your safety meetings from legal requirement to can't-miss events that engage employees, create buzz - and ultimately -get employees to buy in to safety.
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Author: James R. Thomen

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1729

Safe behavior in the workplace is the responsiblity of both employer and employee. Efficient and effective managerial behavior patterns through which safety excellence can be achieved are layed out. Examples of organizational structures that facilitate practicing these behavior patterns are offered. Readers learn how to modify behavior in ways that lead to increasingly safe behavior on the job. By presenting tested pragmatic procedures and management practices that work, it provides a framework by which any individual can demonstrate the leadership skills needed to achieve greater safety consciousness in the workplace.
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How to Sustainably Reduce Human Error and Risk, (and Do what Training Alone Can't (possibly) Do)

Author: Tim Autrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996409810


Page: 352

View: 3413

How do you get workers to [consistently] do the 'right things' at 3:00AM when no one else is watching? The answer to this question provides the ultimate (yet little understood) solution to rapid and sustainable improvement in safety, reliability, and efficiency. The great news is- it's not complicated. In 6-Hour Safety Culture, Tim Autrey offers tangible insight into how to achieve and sustain next-level performance in any organization. Using stories and anecdotes drawn from his experiences within the US Naval submarine service, nuclear power generation industry, and as Founder/CEO of the Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc., he breaks down the underlying science of human performance into simple understandable 'chunks'. He offers a great deal of 'simplicity on the far side of complexity'. In Part I, you will be enticed to think different as Tim Autrey takes you on a journey of awareness into the world of human performance. Building upon a foundation of four simple precepts, and a four-part 'system' for leveraging positive aspects of human nature, he then takes you into Part II, where you will learn how to truly influence the hearts, minds, and souls of your organization members. Moving from insight, to strategy, to action, Tim will teach you the Individual Performance Model, the same model used by leaders throughout history to influence human behavior and develop high levels of personal accountability. He then takes this model into the third dimension, providing a proven recipe for rapid and sustainable team, department, and organizational culture transformation. In Part III, you will learn to do different as Tim directly explores and develops the tenets of human error, safety culture, and just culture. He breaks through the hype, teaching you what's important (and what to avoid) in any performance improvement effort. He then develops a simple four-step 'recipe' for engaging organization members on an ongoing basis; a method that directly promotes alignment with organization principles and a one team approach to doing business. He ties everything together with the Human Performance Blueprint- a step-by-step implementation guideline for achieving and sustaining next-level performance within any organization. Tim wraps up the 6-Hour Safety Culture journey with a challenge- a challenge to you and everyone else who chooses to learn...and take action. A challenge to make (as Steve Jobs put it) a dent in the universe; to truly help make your organization, and ultimately the world, a better and safer place."
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A Path to Sustainable Safety Excellence

Author: Colin Duncan

Publisher: Behavioral Science Technology, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966756937

Category: Industrial safety

Page: 234

View: 4747

In today's organization, the old safety paradigms are no longer enough. Previous safety performance gains have leveled off and leaders are now tasked with navigating issues that their predecessors never anticipated: Stalling or increasing rates of high-severity injuries, greater technical complexity, increased legal accountability, and a looming shortage of qualified safety expertise, just to name a few. So where do we go from here? Global safety leader BST shares a new framework for creating comprehensive safety excellence: The Zero Index. Outlining 10 critical disciplines practiced by the world's safest organizations, the Zero Index provides a road map for safety as strategy and practical steps for getting from where you are now to the state where safety is "Who we are."
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How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job

Author: Alan A. Cavaiola,Neil J. Lavender

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572242197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 3421

Two psychologists offer a thoughtful guide designed to help readers identify and cope effectively with difficult and dysfunctional coworkers on the job, examining an array of personality traits and disorders and presenting helpful strategies for dealing with them. Original.
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Personal Skills for Professional Success

Author: Debra Paul,Phillipa Thomas,James Cadle

Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute

ISBN: 1906124914

Category: Business etiquette

Page: 256

View: 9246

Strong interpersonal skills are a fundamental requirement in all work environments. This book provides expert guidance for IT and other professionals on key skills including: building rapport; team working; leadership; negotiation; written communication; managing conflict; presentation skills; coaching and mentoring; problem solving.
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An Introduction to Organizational Safety

Author: Dr Todd Conklin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409483541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 150

View: 2836

This book is a set of new skills written for the managers that drive safety in their workplace. This is Human Performance theory made simple. If you are starting a new program, revamping an old program, or simply interested in understanding more about safety performance, this guide will be extremely helpful.
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Author: Dennis Reina


ISBN: 1459625226

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

View: 6281

Are you feeling less engaged, less committed and more skeptical at work? Do you find yourself isolated? Or are you caught in the middle of co - workers' interpersonal conflicts? If so, you may be experiencing the symptoms of broken trust in workplace relationships. Small but hurtful situations accumulate over time into the confidence - busting, commitment - breaking, energy - draining patterns consistent with broken trust. Broken trust is simply the natural outcome of people interacting with one another. Everyone has experienced gossiping, missed deadlines, someone taking credit for other people's work and ''little white lies.'' You may have been hurt. You may have realized that you inadvertently let others down. Or, you may be wondering how to help others reeling from broken trust. No matter your vantage point, Dennis Reina and Michelle Reina's new book offers a proven seven - step process to heal pain and rebuild trust. This compassionate, practical approach will help you reframe the experience, take responsibility, forgive, let go and move on. Through healing, you will want to go to work again. You will feel safe to be more fully ''who'' you are and, once again give your organization your best thinking, highest intention, risk - taking and creativity. And in a place of self - discovery, self - trust and authenticity, you will connect more fully with others in your personal life as well. While there have been many books on recovering from betrayal in personal relationships, this is the first book to focus specifically on the workplace, and the first to give equal weight to what to do when you have hurt others. It is firmly grounded in the Reinas' 20 years of rigorous research on trust and the empathy they have developed from supporting thousands of people on their healing journeys.
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Author: Kevin Burns

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782120483

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 380

An introduction to three great philosophical traditions, namely those of India, the Middle East and the Far East. Fifty eastern thinkers are covered. Each is placed within the context of his or her own tradition and key ideas are explored together with relevant biographical information. The book focuses on the philosophies of the East rather ...
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How to Get Things Done When You're Not in Charge

Author: Nan S. Russell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4468

How people work, communicate, collaborate, and manage responsibilities has changed. Knowing how to build influence and lead others without title or authority, no matter what your role, is now a workplace necessity. No one needs to appoint you, promote you, or nominate you. You decide. It’s not rank that will get you results; it's the actions. In The Titleless Leader, you will discover uncommon behaviors that will enable you to: Operate with trust in an era of distrust and growing cynicism Activate your titleless leadership practice by using “what-does-it-look-like?” approaches and “how-does-it happen?” tips, exercises, and insights Engage yourself and others using the cornerstones of self-alignment, soul-courage, possibility seeds, and winning philosophies Using the revolutionary tactics laid out in The Titleless Leader, you’ll turbocharge your career and discover how to get things done...even without a title.
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How We Built a Workplace People Love

Author: Richard Sheridan

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591847125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 5250

Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture. CEO Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. With joy as the explicit goal, he and his team changed everything about how the company was run. The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine audacious small company'.'
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Work and Life in Vietnam Today

Author: Gerard Sasges

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971696983

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 9327

Through 67 interviews and 59 colour photographs, It's a Living reveals the energy and struggle of the world of work in Vietnam today. A goldfish peddler installing aquariums, a business school graduate selling shoes on the sidewalk, a college student running an extensive multi-level sales network, and a girl doing promotions but intent on moving into management, are just a few of the people profiled. Based on frank and freewheeling interviews conducted by students, the book engages a broad range of Vietnamese, both living in Vietnam and abroad, on their feelings about work, life and getting ahead. By providing a ground-level view of the texture of daily working life in the midst of rapid and unsettling change, the book reveals Vietnam today as a place where ordinary people are leveraging whatever assets they have, not just to survive, but to make a better life for themselves, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Author: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046509659X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 7791

"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book Review Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done-but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers---from Darwin to Stephen King---to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical. "Deliberate rest," as Pang calls it, is the true key to productivity, and will give us more energy, sharper ideas, and a better life. Rest offers a roadmap to rediscovering the importance of rest in our lives, and a convincing argument that we need to relax more if we actually want to get more done.
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Management Begins at the Workplace

Author: David John Lu,Nihon Nōritsu Kyōkai

Publisher: Productivity Press

ISBN: 9780915299485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 8647

Toyota's world-renowned success proves that just-in-time (JIT) makes other manufacturing practices obsolete. This simple but powerful book is based on the seminars given by Taiichi Ohno and other senior production staff to introduce Toyota's own supplier companies to JIT. It teaches the philosophy and implementation of what many call the most efficient production system in the world. Provides a clear structure for an introductory JIT training program. Explains every aspect of the JIT system, including how to set it up and how to refine it once it's in place. Shows how to use a simple visual system to control the production process. Every day more American companies are learning that JIT works outside Japan. Now you can get started with this step-by-step book which guides you through the implementation process. Every engineer, manager, supervisor, and worker should read this book to get the clearest, simplest, and most complete introduction to JIT available in English. Results at American companies after reading this book: Lead-time on one product was reduced from 12 weeks to 4 days. Setup time on a large blanking press was reduced from eight hours to one minute and four seconds. Work-in-process has been reduced 50 percent plant-wide. Factory floor space was opened up 30 to 40 percent in every on of their plants.
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Failure to Predict

Author: Todd E. Conklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781546979654


Page: 138

View: 3867

Many organizations tell us that work has never been as safe as it is today. They will show the lowest injury figures ever, and the rosiest incident counts in years. They want to be proud of these accomplishments, and perhaps they should be. But behind these results hides complexity and contradiction-a messiness that Todd Conklin takes us into with this book. For one, it is pretty obvious by now that trying to lower our incident and injury rates leaves the risk of process safety disasters and fatalities pretty much unaffected. Getting better at managing injuries and incidents doesn't help us prevent fatalities and accidents-we've known that for a long time (Salminen, Saari, Saarela, & Rasanen, 1992). The number of fatalities in, say, construction, or the energy industry, has remained relatively stable over the past decades (Amalberti, 2013; National-Safety-Council, 2004), even when many organizations proudly report entire years (or more) without injury. Lowering the injury or non- serious incident rate can actually put an organization at greater risk of accidents and fatalities. In shipping, for example, injury counts were halved over a recent decade, but the number of shipping accidents tripled (Storkersen, Antonsen, & Kongsvik, 2016). In construction, most workers lost their lives precisely in the years with the lowest injury counts (Saloniemi & Oksanen, 1998). And in aviation, airlines with the fewest incidents have the highest passenger mortality risk (Barnett & Wang, 2000).What lies behind these fatalities? Do they really happen because some people don't wear their personal protective equipment; that some don't wear gloves when rules say they should? WorkPlace Fatalities: Failure to Predict is the first book for the industry professional that speaks directly to this important challenge: If your organization is so safe - Why do we have fatal and serious events?
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Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919418

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1987

Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, that there is a craftsman in every human being, which can sometimes be enormously motivating and inspiring - and can also in other circumstances make individuals obsessive and frustrated. The Craftsman shows how history has drawn fault-lines between craftsman and artist, maker and user, technique and expression, practice and theory, and that individuals' pride in their work, as well as modern society in general, suffers from these historical divisions. But the past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working (using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials) which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognise this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.
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The Secret History of the iPhone

Author: Brian Merchant

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316546119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 7768

The secret history of the invention that changed everything-and became the most profitable product in the world. NATIONAL BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award One of the Best Business Books of 2016 - CNBC, Bloomberg, 1-800-CEO-Read "The One Device is a tour de force, with a fast-paced edge and heaps of analytical insight." -Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk "A stunning book. You will never look at your iPhone the same way again." -Dan Lyons, New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to "the one device," as he called it, a cell phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go. How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino-based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation. This deep dive takes you from inside One Infinite Loop to 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories." It's a firsthand look at how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work-touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI-made their way into our pockets. The One Device is a roadmap for design and engineering genius, an anthropology of the modern age, and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. This is the untold account, ten years in the making, of the device that changed everything.
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Author: Lauren Kukla

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680775871

Category: Temperature

Page: N.A

View: 8848

From thermometers to steam to ice, science is at work all around us! Temperature at Workintroduces young readers to a physical science concept. A high-impact design and engaging visuals help bring this important concept to life as readers learn all about temperature in the real world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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