High –Performance work practices (HPWP) is a perspective which can hold that effective organizations incorporate several workplace practices that leverage the potential of human capital. According to John Tomer, the essential characteristics of HPWP are employee security, selective hiring of new personnel, self-managed teams and decentralization of decision making as basic principle of organization design, extensive training, reduced status distinctions and barriers across levels, and extensive sharing of financial and performance information throughout the organization.
There are five components of HPWP, which are self-managing work teams, employee involvement, integrated production technologies, organizational learning, and total quality management. Self-managing work teams are groups of employees that carry out interdependent work with high levels of autonomy and responsibilities. Employee involvement is the best practice used when low involvement or parallel involvement such as suggestion boxes, moderate involvement or participative management such as increased responsibilities for daily work decision, and high involvement or employee empowerment. Integrated production technologies are sets of tools used to enhance flexibility in production of services. Organizational learning is a practice that developed capabilities to adapt to...
Beethoven was widely known as a classical period composer, but he also regarded as a great adventure and a predecessor to Romantic period. His compositional career is usually divided into Early, Middle, and Late periods and the late period was from about 1815 till his death, and also undoubtedly recognized as a transition period from Classical period to Romantic period. This is a magic period that Beethoven created a great transition, like what he did in his composition for the next generation.
I will take his middle-period piano sonata Op.81a as an example to talk about performancepractice in this piece, such as form, harmony, articulation, ornamentation, and tempo. I will explore what inventions he created, how he changed and transited to a new period.
Ⅱ. The Background of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 81a in E-flat Major
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op. 81a in E-flat Major, known as the Les Adieux sonata, was written during the years 1809 and 1810. This sonata has three movements—“Das Lebewohl,” “Abwesenheit,” and “Das Wiedersehen” (“The Farewell,” “Absence,” and “The Reunion,” respectively).
The emotions represented by this sonata are not those of a love-story or a hero-worship story. The music is a monument to the friendship, deep as any friendship formed in schooldays and manly as Beethoven's ripest art. This is the first and only Sonata by Beethoven which has a definite programme to indicate its contents.
...Elements of a HighPerformance Organization Paper
Carlos J. Negron and Billy Drauhgon
August 13, 2012
Prof. Kim Tandy
Explain how a highperformance organiztion will benefit from the use of technology we will desrcibe, analyze and examine the different elements that make up a highperformance organization. The way this topic is being approached is through exploring how information technology is a key element in a highperformance organization. By the use of Information technology and how it plays a very important role strategically in these highperformance organizations. Certain examples will be shown and explain how organizations are turned into a highperformance organizations. All these level of performances must have goals and must meet shared visions of other agency.
ELEMENTS OF A HIGHPERFORMANCE ORGANIZATION
Through this paper we seek to analyze and examine the different elements that make up a highperformance organization. The way it will be approached is by exploring how information technology is a key role in the highperformance organization. By which elements it will be done. Information technology plays a very important role...
QUEEN’S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Dr. Shawna O'Grady Winter 2013
Goodes Hall LL152 613-533-2328(w)
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This introductory module provides students with a set of practical sessions aimed at helping to build effective teams within the Queen’s Accelerated MBA Program. Students are introduced to a five-step team building model that is based on ongoing research into highperformance teams in our MBA programs and in other organizations over the past fifteen years. The team building model used in our program applies outside the academic environment with organizations across many industries ranging from banking, retail, high tech, and pharma, to mining, manufacturing, and construction. Our team training and development program has helped teams succeed in our programs for several years.
The module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the key elements of a highperformance team, the difference between a group and a team and the steps necessary for team effectiveness (also discussed and defined). Building effective teams, being part of high performing teams and managing the issues associated with teams are all critical challenges facing managers today. The module helps students to build an...
A HighPerformance Organization is an organization that achieves results that are better than those of its peer group over a longer period of time, by being able to adapt well to changes and react on these quickly, by managing for the long term, by setting up an integrated and aligned management structure , by continuously improving its core capabilities, and by truly treating the employees as its main asset. We can also define HighPerformance Organization as the combination of self-managing work teams, employee involvement, total quality management, flexible production practices, and a learning orientation.
The following summarizes all the definitions:
(1) Creating flexible, high-performing, learning organizations is the secret to gaining competitive advantage in a world that won’t stand still.
(2) Self-managed teams and decentralization of decision making as the basic principles of organizational design.
(3) Employee involvement, participative management, democratic management, and total quality management.
(4) Extraordinary capable people, working in teams, equipped with proper technology, focused on satisfying the customer and improving work processes.
In today’s age of extreme competition and increasing demands, managers of modern organizations are expected to excel. As it is the task of every manager to realize the goals of the organization by...
...Groups are defined as two or more people who work regularly with one another to achieve common goals (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2005, Chapter 9). For a group to become a high-performance team, the team needs to be able to use their collective skills and behaviors to become an efficient model working towards a common goal. Having a common goal will make each team member accountable for the success and failure of the team. Since each team member is accountable to the team, each member's behavior will have an effect on the team. Cultural diversity and demographic characteristics affect an individual's behavior. Behavior caused by diversity and demographic characteristics will be a determining factor whether or not a group can be a high-performance team.
Types of Teams
The first step in creating a high-performance team is to determine what type of team is appropriate for a given situation. There are three major types of workgroup teams: teams that recommend things, teams that make or do things, and teams that run things (Schermerhorn et al., 2005, Chapter 10).
Recommendation teams typically are quick moving teams that analyze a problem created by another type of team, look at that problem from a different perspective and make a recommendation for solving the problem created by the other types of teams. Because this type of team is normally temporary the group must be able to...
A team is a group of individuals who work together to accomplish certain goals. Any group or number of people can become a team, but it takes motivated high performing individuals to create a highperformance team. The core to an ever successful team is the individual's and their willingness to subordinate individual goals to those of the teams that will bring the individual their greatest accomplishments. Individuals have to be willing to work together, not get part of the assignment and complete it I mean they have to be willing to communicate, listen, understand and be non-judgmental of each other. A highperformance team communicates with each other on all needed steps of their team performances. The team members have to be willing to help each other out, answer each others questions and never give up on one another. In order for the whole team to be willing to contribute to all needed parts, each individual included in the team must be a hard worker and be a person that "truly wants" to do well and contribute to the best of their personal ability. A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. High performing teams present an ideal operational model; a...
I started wrestling in sixth grade. Even though I didn’t win one of my first seven matches, I developed into a successful wrestler. In high school I won tournaments and beat high-quality wrestlers. During my junior year I was determined to become a great wrestler. I worked harder than ever and didn’t let anyone stop me. That year I lost the Illinois state wrestling tournament championship match by one point. Over the next six months between my junior and senior season I was runner up at AAU national tournament and wrestled at Disney Land in Florida at the Disney Duals with over 50 other teams and only lost 1 of 8 matches. These are a few of my achievements in high school. Now that I am in college there are many similarities and differences between high school practices and college practices.
Even though wrestling was hard I loved it in high school. Practice in high school would start with running a trail. A trail consists of running in a circle around the three mats doing different activities to get warmed up. Pushups, sit-ups, stance, and buddy carries are a few things we would do during a trail. From there we would split up in two groups. Group one was small guys from one hundred and forty pounds to one hundred and three. This is the group I was in. We would go out to the track and do a number or things....