9781591398226

The Essentials of Strategy

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781591398226

  • ISBN10:

    1591398223

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-30
  • Publisher: INGRAM

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $45.00 Save up to $43.62
  • Rent Book $4.99
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    IN STOCK USUALLY SHIPS IN 24 HOURS.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

SHRM is the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 170,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.The purpose of the co-branded series of books is to help HR professionals develop the knowledge and skills related to, but outside, the HR domain in order to make more strategic contributions to their organizations. These books will help HR professionals "have a seat at the table" by becoming more proficient and literate in areas such as finance, negotiation, strategy, change management, etc.The reading line for these books, which will appear on the front jacket, is: Develop the Knowledge, Tools, and Capabilities to Become a Strategic Player.The content for the books in this series will be drawn, as much as possible, from existing HBSP sources, particularly the Harvard Business Essentials line of books.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
1 Strategy and the HR Professional
1(20)
Why Strategic HR Management Is Vital
What Is Strategic HR Management?
2(6)
HR's Role as a Strategic Business Partner
8(2)
Essential Competencies
10(8)
Summing Up
18(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
19(2)
2 SWOT Analysis I
21(22)
Looking Outside for Opportunities and Threats
Spotlight on External Analysis
23(2)
Workstyle and Lifestyle Trends
25(3)
Customers
28(3)
Price Sensitivity and Elasticity of Demand
31(3)
The Competitive Arena
34(3)
Emerging Technology
37(1)
Porter's Five Forces Framework
38(2)
Summing Up
40(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
41(2)
3 SWOT Analysis II
43(22)
Looking Inside for Strengths and Weaknesses
Core Competencies
44(5)
Financial Strength
49(2)
Management and Culture
51(2)
A Method for Evaluating Internal Strengths and Weaknesses
53(4)
Evaluating Your HR Department's Strategic Readiness
57(6)
Summing Up
63(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
64(1)
4 Types of Strategy
65(24)
Which Fits Your Business?
Low-Cost Leadership
67(5)
Differentiation
72(2)
Customer Relationship
74(4)
Network Effect
78(2)
The Trade-offs of Selecting a Strategy
80(1)
Selecting a Business Strategy: Implications for HR
81(6)
Summing Up
87(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
88(1)
5 Strategic Moves
89(16)
The Mechanisms of Success
Gaining a Market Beachhead
90(3)
Entering a New Market Through Process Innovation
93(1)
Applying Judo Strategy
94(2)
Entering a New Market Through Product Differentiation
96(2)
Creating and Dominating a New Market
98(2)
Buying Your Way In
100(3)
Summing Up
103(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
104(1)
6 From Strategy to Implementation
105(18)
Seeking Alignment
Starting with the Right People
109(2)
Defining Supportive Activities
111(2)
Crafting the Right Organizational Structure
113(2)
Assessing Culture and Leadership
115(5)
Summing Up
120(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
120(3)
7 Aligning Your HR Strategy
123(22)
Key Practices
Understanding the HR Strategy Alignment Process
125(2)
Developing Your HR Strategy: Crucial Considerations
127(6)
Structuring Your HR Function Strategically
133(5)
Making the Case for Your HR Strategy
138(3)
Summing Up
141(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
142(3)
8 Action Plans
145(20)
The Architecture of Implementation
From Strategic Plan to Action Plans
146(3)
Set Unit Goals
149(1)
Agree on Performance Measures
150(2)
Formulate Action Steps
152(1)
Determine Needed Resources
153(2)
Identify Interlocks
155(2)
Estimate the Financial Impact
157(2)
A Sample HR Action Plan
159(3)
Summing Up
162(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
163(2)
9 How to Stay on Course
165(16)
Sensing and Responding to Deviations from Plan
A Model for Staying on Course
166(2)
Progress Review
168(3)
Informal Checks
171(1)
Common Causes of Implementation Failure
172(4)
Contingency Plans
176(2)
Summing Up
178(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
179(2)
10 The People Side of Implementation 181(20)
Getting the Right People on Board
Enlist the Support and Involvement of Key People
182(3)
Support the Plan with Consistent Behaviors and Messages
185(2)
Develop Enabling Structures
187(1)
Celebrate Milestones
188(2)
Communicate Relentlessly
190(3)
Understand HR's Unique Role in the People Side
193(5)
Summing Up
198(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
199(2)
11 Implementing Human Capital Initiatives 201(32)
The Rubber Meets the Road
Workforce Planning
202(6)
Recruiting and Selection
208(4)
Retention
212(6)
Compensation
218(5)
Training and Development
223(4)
Evaluating an HR Initiative's Strategic Impact
227(4)
Summing Up
231(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
232(1)
12 Strategy as Work in Progress 233(22)
Keep Looking Ahead
How Well Is Your Strategy Working?
235(1)
Financial Analysis
235(4)
The Balanced Scorecard
239(4)
Market Analysis
243(1)
Warning Signs
244(5)
Leading Strategic Change
249(2)
Summing Up
251(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
252(3)
13 Developing and Leveraging Your Strategic Mind-set 255(22)
Next Steps for You and Your HR Department
The Advantages of a Strategic Mind-set in HR
256(5)
Sharpening Your Strategic Focus
261(6)
How Strategic Is Your HR Department?
267(8)
Summing Up
275(1)
Leveraging Chapter Insights: Critical Questions
275(2)
Appendix: Useful Implementation Tools 277(4)
Notes 281(6)
Glossary 287(4)
For Further Reading 291(12)
Additional Titles from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 303(2)
Index 305(12)
About the Subject Adviser 317(2)
About the Series Adviser 319(2)
About the Writers 321(2)
About the Society for Human Resource Management 323

Rewards Program

Write a Review