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Maternal Encounters : The Ethics of Interruption - Lisa Baraitser

Maternal Encounters

The Ethics of Interruption

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Published: 9th January 2009
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Considerable skill is needed to operate a business in today's construction industry. Organisations are often large and complex, and relationships both internally and with one another are not easily understood.

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Pioneers of management theoryp. 4
Definitionsp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Development of management theoryp. 5
The classical schoolp. 6
Human relations school (behavioural sciences)p. 12
Systems theoryp. 23
Contingency theoryp. 25
Further thoughtsp. 26
Organisationsp. 28
Introductionp. 28
Span of controlp. 29
Organisation chartsp. 30
Types of organisationp. 30
Centralisation and decentralisationp. 34
Tall and flat structuresp. 36
Case studyp. 38
The legal establishment of businessesp. 41
Introductionp. 41
Sole tradersp. 41
Partnershipsp. 42
Limited liability companies (LLC)p. 44
Setting up a companyp. 45
The annual reportp. 45
Closing a companyp. 48
Franchisingp. 49
Co-operativesp. 49
Board of directorsp. 50
The chairman of the boardp. 51
The chief executivep. 52
Strategy Planningp. 53
Introductionp. 53
Levels of strategyp. 54
The strategic management processp. 55
SWOT analysisp. 58
Identify, select and formulate the strategiesp. 60
Formulating business-level strategyp. 63
Strategy implementation and monitoringp. 64
Marketingp. 66
Introductionp. 66
Market intelligence systemsp. 67
Market researchp. 68
The customerp. 70
Forecastingp. 73
Forecasting techniquesp. 74
Market positioningp. 75
New products or servicesp. 76
Pricing decisionsp. 77
Promotion and sellingp. 78
Choosing the mediap. 81
Public relationsp. 82
Leadership and teambuildingp. 87
Introductionp. 87
Definitions of leadershipp. 88
The power of leadershipp. 88
Leadership style and typesp. 89
Theories of leadershipp. 90
Female and male leadersp. 100
Further thoughtsp. 101
Team or group workingp. 103
Introductionp. 103
What is a group?p. 104
Why are groups formed?p. 105
Group cohesionp. 106
Managing conflict within and between groupsp. 107
Team rolesp. 109
Management of changep. 113
Human resources managementp. 119
Introductionp. 119
Strategy and organisation - human resource planningp. 121
External factors affecting human resource planningp. 121
Internal factors affecting human resource planningp. 124
Sources of potential personnelp. 125
Recruitment and selection of employeesp. 125
Job analysis, description and specificationp. 125
The selection procedurep. 128
Training and staff developmentp. 136
Welfare, health and safetyp. 141
Salaries, wages and pensionsp. 143
Dealing with staff reductionsp. 152
Industrial relationsp. 153
Disciplinary and grievance proceduresp. 155
Factors influencing industrial relationsp. 156
Case studyp. 158
How to deal with a problemp. 160
Causes of unrestp. 161
Managing stressp. 164
Introductionp. 164
Is there a problem?p. 165
How the risk of stress-related problems are evaluated and who is most at risk?p. 166
Spotting signs of stress and anxietyp. 169
How to helpp. 171
Risk analysis and managementp. 173
Introductionp. 173
Dealing with risksp. 174
Assessment of risksp. 174
Responding to risksp. 175
Conducting a risk assessmentp. 177
Risk assessment calculationsp. 178
Monitoringp. 179
Feedbackp. 180
When do risks occur throughout the process?p. 180
Business continuity management (BCM)p. 185
Communicationsp. 192
Introductionp. 192
Personal communicationp. 192
Body languagep. 193
Personal spacep. 194
Environmentp. 195
One-to-one communicationp. 196
Group communicationp. 202
Public speaking and presentationsp. 205
Internal communications in organisationsp. 206
Types of internal communicationp. 206
Methods of communicationp. 208
External communicationsp. 208
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9780203030127
ISBN-10: 0203030125
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 9th January 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Edition Number: 1