OverviewThis instructive field book will guide human resource professionals and company management in their use of the profit value chain to build profitability through good management. Instruction for human resource professionals on becoming successful strategic partners in their companies and includeds information for company management on how strategic human resource can contribute to an organization's financial success. It focuses on practical, "how-to" steps in implementing value profit chain principles using the experiences of SYSCO, Sears, Continental Airlines, and other large, well-known organizations.
Reviews"Emphasizes that . . . organizations that build a committed, interested, and engaged workforce can gain a true competitive advantage." —HR Magazine
"There are lessons here for beginners, established professionals, and masters of the art of managing and leading people in organizations." —John Hofmeister, president, Shell Oil Company
"If linking people to profit is your challenge, this is a book for you." —James Heskett, coauthor, The Value Profit Chain
"Structured around real life examples and practical proven tools to help companies and organizations to unleash the full potential of their people." —J. Randall MacDonald, senior vice president human resources, IBM Corporation
"Every page of this pithy volume crackles with insights and guidelines for managing people in ways that drive better business results while enhancing the quality of working life." —Lee Dyer, professor, human resource studies, Cornell University
"The book is easy to use, well written, and pragmatic. It shows what can happen when good ideas are implemented by good people." —Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and coauthor, HR Competencies
Author BiographyKen Carrig is an executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Sysco Corporation and the author of HR for the 21st Century and HR in Alignment & the Link to Business Results, an educational DVD. He lives in The Woodlands, Texas. Patrick M. Wright is a professor of human resource studies and the director of the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. He has published over 40 research articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal and is the author of Human Resource Management: Gaining Competitive Advantage and Management of Organizations. He lives in Ithaca, New York.