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Managing for Results

Learn to manage people successfully and achieve tangible results with this accessible, interactive and strategic guide to the features of management within an organisation.

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Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781843980148
Edition: 2
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Format: 246x178
352 pages

About the book

Achieving tangible results is key in all sectors and allows organisations to attract, engage and retain the best talent. Managing for Results is a clear guide for HR and management students, as well as current managers and business leaders, to managing within a business context and achieving success. Blending research, theory and practice, topics addressed include the role and development of the manager within the organisation, communication in the workplace, organisational structure and culture, differentiating for excellence and implementing continuous improvement and change.

This fully revised edition of Managing for Results is based on Michael Armstrong's Managing Activities and develops it by offering a strategic overview to management and critical perspectives across the subject area. It contains a wide range of features to support student learning, including case studies and examples from leading UK and international organisations, extracts from People Management articles, chapter focused learning objectives, discussions, work-related and critical question exercises, and clear chapter summaries. Your blueprint for achieving success as a manager, this title also includes an online companion site featuring a specimen exam paper and guidance on how to complete it.

About the authors

Gillian Watson

Gillian Watson is a principal lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Sunderland, UK, responsible for international development and partnerships. She has also undertaken other senior roles in the faculty such as HRM team leader, chair of the PG board and chair of the Applied Management, FdA and HND board. She has led several key initiatives to enhance the learning experience for postgraduate and undergraduate students. Her current role allows her to foster co-operation and share good practice with the faculty's Transnational Education and other partner institutions.

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Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and currently Programme Leader for BA Applied Management at the University of Sunderland, UK. Kevin has managerial experience in the civil engineering and paper industries both in the UK and overseas and has wide experience teaching on CIPD and HRM programmes.

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This new text will be extremely valuable to students and practising managers who are studying for the CIPD Managing for Results examination. It comprehensively encompasses established and contemporary research, theory and practice. The case studies and exercises are particularly helpful and retention of the content is reinforced through the end of the chapter summaries

Tina Stephens, CIPD Chief Examiner, Managing for Results