Publisher :CRC Press Release Date :2018-10-26 ISBN :1351008226 Pages :197 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (351 users)
Download or read book A Public-Sector Journey to Lean written by Kate McGovern and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most Lean practitioners learn about the three Ms: muda (waste), mura (unevenness or variability), and muri (overburden), and beginners in Lean generally focus on the removal of muda. The impact of muri is not as readily understood. It is extremely significant, however, for those working in government. Decisions on staffing levels and resource allocation are made by elected officials who are generally disconnected from daily operations. Short-sighted cost-cutting makes it difficult to deliver quality services as efficiently as possible. The mantra of "do more with less" creates ever-increasing muri. In contrast to robust Lean programs in privately owned companies, efficiency initiatives are regularly cut from public-sector budgets. Antiquated systems remain in place, with too few workers to operate the existing processes. The debilitating impact of persistent muri brings burnout and turnover, perpetuating a vicious cycle. Despite the muri, a dedicated cadre of public servants is hard at work using Lean techniques and principles to break down bureaucratic red tape and improve the quality of services at every level of government across the country. While the author incorporated examples of Lean initiatives in other states to give readers an idea of all the terrific work that is occurring, this book is really the story of one of those journeys. Using the author’s experience while working for the State of New Hampshire, you’ll learn about the steps along the way. Each chapter tells a story of what they did, what they learned, and how the lessons can be applied. Annotated outlines of White, Yellow, and Green Belt programs, and the Lean for Leaders workshop, as well as two hypothetical scenarios that were used as training exercises are included. These approaches are not intended to be authoritative or prescriptive; they are offered as insights and examples. You’ll read about the challenges and pitfalls, and the creative countermeasures developed by a dauntless team of Lean practitioners. The story is shared to inform and encourage others -- material based on the New Hampshire Bureau of Education and Training’s Lean programs is included throughout the book.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2018-02-10 ISBN :0429918283 Pages :266 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (429 users)
Download or read book Psychotherapy Training and Practice written by Kate Wilkinson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-10 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the extensive intra-personal, interpersonal and group dynamic landscape of human experience pertinent to the understanding of the human shadow in the training of psychotherapists. Using phenomenological enquiry this book invites unique, in-depth experiences, provides new insights and addresses the complexities and diversities inherent in the emergence and containment of shadow experience in psychotherapy training. This book takes the reader through a process of qualitative research and invites the reader to explore his or her own relationships to the love of others, through the exploration of all the things that love is not. It argues that without hate we cannot truly love. Interspersed throughout the book are suggestions for personal exploration and it is hoped that reading this book will both stimulate practitioners to a process of self-reflection and questioning, and also support practitioner researchers in their own journey to self-understanding.
Publisher :IOS Press Release Date :2018-01-31 ISBN :1614998302 Pages :1440 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (614 users)
Download or read book MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare Through Informatics written by A.V. Gundlapalli and published by IOS Press. This book was released on 2018-01-31 with total page 1440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medical informatics is a field which continues to evolve with developments and improvements in foundational methods, applications, and technology, constantly offering opportunities for supporting the customization of healthcare to individual patients. This book presents the proceedings of the 16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), held in Hangzhou, China, in August 2017, which also marked the 50th anniversary of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). The central theme of MedInfo2017 was "Precision Healthcare through Informatics", and the scientific program was divided into five tracks: connected and digital health; human data science; human, organizational, and social aspects; knowledge management and quality; and safety and patient outcomes. The 249 accepted papers and 168 posters included here span the breadth and depth of sub-disciplines in biomedical and health informatics, such as clinical informatics; nursing informatics; consumer health informatics; public health informatics; human factors in healthcare; bioinformatics; translational informatics; quality and safety; research at the intersection of biomedical and health informatics; and precision medicine. The book will be of interest to all those who wish to keep pace with advances in the science, education, and practice of biomedical and health informatics worldwide.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2010-05-11 ISBN :0230277489 Pages :236 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (23 users)
Download or read book Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500-1700 written by D. Wootton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-05-11 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores dramatic, narrative and polemical versions of the 'taming of the shrew' story, from the Middle Ages to the Restoration, in light of recent historical work on the position of early modern women in society. Its essays address shrew narratives as an extended cultural dialogue debating issues of gender and sexual politics.
Publisher : Release Date :1996 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (89 users)
Download or read book Assembly written by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1981 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (3 users)
Download or read book Professional Journal of the United States Army written by and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Gale / Cengage Learning Release Date :1996-06 ISBN :9780810392809 Pages :410 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (392 users)
Download or read book Shakespearean Criticism written by Michael Magoulias and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1996-06 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The plays, theme or focus of this volume includes: Antony and Cleopatra A Midsummer Night's Dream Two Noble Kinsmen Richard II
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-11-30 ISBN :0429594313 Pages :196 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (429 users)
Download or read book Female Aerialists in the 1920s and Early 1930s written by Kate Holmes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Female solo aerialists of the 1920s and early 1930s were internationally popular performers in the largest live performance mass entertainment of the period in the UK and USA. Yet these aerialists and this period in circus history have been largely forgotten despite the iconic image of ‘the’ female aerialist still flaring in the popular imagination. Kate Holmes uses insights gained as a practitioner to reconstruct in detail the British and American performances and public personae of key stars such as Lillian Leitzel, Luisita Leers, and the Flying Codonas, revealing what is performed and implicit in today’s practice. Using a wealth of original sources, this book considers the forgotten stars whose legacy of the cultural image of the female aerialist echoes. Locating performers within wider cultural histories of sport, glamour, and gender, this book asks important questions about their stardom, including: Why were female aerialists so alluring when their muscularity challenged conservative ideals of femininity and how did they participate in change? What was it about their movements and the spaces they performed in that activated such strong audience responses? This book is vital reading for students and practitioners of aerial performance, circus, gender, popular performance, and performance studies.