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About the author:
Professor Mike Dillon is Technical Director of the Institute of Productivity and is a world-renowned expert on manufacturing strategy and on the seafood sector. Mike has worked with United Nations agencies for over 20 years - either writing best practice guides or designing and leading projects in developing countries. Recently Mike has been involved in a number of major international projects, working with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.

Mike is Vice-President of the World Network of Productivity Organizations; a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science; Senior Research Fellow at Grimsby Institute in the UK; and Secretary of IAFI, the association of seafood professionals.

Mike has been invited onto the board of a leading green technology firm - Clean Green Pallet Company - and will act as their corporate social responsibility director.

John Heap is Managing Director of the Institute of Productivity; President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science; President of the European Association of National Productivity Centres; visiting professor at Srinivas Institute of Management Studies in Mangalore, India; co-editor of the International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management; a Member of Council of the Institute of Management Services; a Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Consultancy and Productivity Research (India); and a director of Juice e-Learning.

John has been involved in a number of recent international projects working with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.

Productivity and Employability Skills

Authored by John Heap, Mike Dillon

Graduates are bright, intelligent and well-educated but they often have trouble adapting to a world of work where they are constrained by the nature of 'organisation' and a lack of awareness of what is expected of them. This book prepares students and new employees more generally for that world of work by developing a range of skills related to the kinds of tasks they will have to complete in a work environment. However it does this in the context of productivity improvement so that not only will the student be able to make a contribution to the working of the organisation, he/she will also be able to contribute to the more efficient and more effective running of the organisaition.

The book uses a number of practical exercises and examples to ensure that the reader is able to put what they learn into practice and is supported by additional online materials and resources on the Institute of Productivity website.

Publication Date:
0957272626 / 9780957272620
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Business & Economics / Management / General

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