By Fons Trompenaars
The one-stop source to a hundred+ robust administration methods
100+ administration Models bargains a brief assessment of the most important good points and power purposes of every of crucial types in 9 diversified different types: sustainability, innovation, technique, variety, buyers, human assets, benchmarking, management, and implementation. each one part concludes with a precis of the major dilemmas that have a tendency to emerge from the actual functionality, in addition to research of capability solutions.
Fons Trompenaars is an international professional on foreign administration and the writer of the worldwide bestseller Riding the Waves of Culture. he's a recipient of the overseas specialist perform zone examine Award via the yankee Society for education and improvement (ASTD).
Piet Hein Coebergh is a professional in formulating and speaking company approach. he's a lecturer on the college of technologies, Leiden, and dealing with advisor at Coebergh Communications & PR.
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