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Strategic Planning

Oschman, J. J. (2017). The Role of Strategic Planning in Implementing a Total Quality Management Framework: An Empirical View.

Quality Management Journal, 24(2), 41-53

This paper seeks to deliberate on the conforming indicators of each perspective of the balanced score card hence its implementation and its relation to the three-stage Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model. The research at first, consider two indicators for the balanced scorecard model and after that uses these indices as output and input variables in the DEA model. The paper comprises of strong literature support for the argument on the research question. This article also explains both the balanced scorecard concept and DEA hence ease in the determination of the close relation. The study also proposes an approach to test the implementation of balanced scorecard and DEA. Empirical results on the proposed framework provide measures of the balanced scorecard and its numerical values.

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Additional articles on strategic planning by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Balanced Scorecard

Asgari, S. D., Haeri, A., & Jafari, M. (2017). Integration of Balanced Scorecard and Three- stage Data Envelopment Analysis Approaches.

Iranian Journal Of Management Studies, 10(2), 527-550.

This paper seeks to deliberate on the conforming indicators of each perspective of the balanced score card hence its implementation and its relation to the three-stage Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model. The research at first, consider two indicators for the balanced scorecard model and after that uses these indices as output and input variables in the DEA model. The paper comprises of strong literature support for the argument on the research question. This article also explains both the balanced scorecard concept and DEA hence ease in the determination of the close relation. The study also proposes an approach to test the implementation of balanced scorecard and DEA. Empirical results on the proposed framework provide measures of the balanced scorecard and its numerical values.

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Additional articles by Dr. Chaudron on the Balanced Scorecard are available here.


360 Feedback

Vidya, R., & Ambrose, S. (2017). Comprehensive 360-Degree Appraisal: Management Educational Institutions.

SCMS Journal Of Indian Management, 14(1), 87-97.

This paper approaches 360-degree feedback; the study explores through the faculties of management institutions, which can respond to problems of educational environment and effectiveness of administration and performance of the organization. The study is an attempt to implement a comprehensive 360-degree model as a holistic appraisal system in academics, especially in selected management colleges. Key points addressed in this study are multi source feedback, Fuzzy logic modeling, and data-driven fuzzy rule generation. They explore the different types of assessment used there before (upward feedback, downward feedback, lateral feedback, and self-assessment) and contrast them and the 360-degree feedback.

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Additional articles on 360 feedback by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Training

Nadinloyi, K., Hajloo, N., Garamaleki, N., & Sadeghi, H. (2013). The Study Efficacy of Time Management Training on Increase Academic Time Management of Students.

Procedia - Social And Behavioral Sciences, 84, 134-138.

This paper shows the study to identify the effects of training both the public and private employer provided on wages of individual workers. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of time management on teaching academic time management of students. Proper time management is the key to success. This research is experimental. It uses statistical society, sample and sampling methods to study the population of undergraduates students of Mohaghegh Ardebili University and 70 were selected randomly into two experimental groups. Time management questionnaire was used to collect data, and the results showed that the intervention was effective in the experimental group.

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Additional articles on training by Dr. Chaudron are available here.


Employee Surveys

Raziq, A., & Maulabakhsh, R. (2015). Impact of Working Environment on Job Satisfaction.

Procedia Economics And Finance, 23, 717-725.

This article examines how the work environment affects job satisfaction. In the modern era, the nature of the working environment has become dynamic, posing many challenges to the employers and the employees. Satisfying the workers is the major challenges that most businesses face. The paper, therefore, examines how the working environment (work hours, job security, and safety, relationship with workers, esteem needs, and top management) impacts job satisfaction (productivity, effectiveness and efficiency, level of commitment, sense of ownership, and employee loyalty). The authors conclude that working environment has a positive impact on the employees' job satisfactions.

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Teams/Facilitation

Salas, E., Shuffler, M. L., Thayer, A. L., Bedwell, W. L., & Lazzara, E. H. (2015). Understanding and Improving Teamwork in Organizations: A Scientifically Based Practical Guide.

Human Resource Management, 54(4), 599-622.

This paper seeks to understand and improve teamwork in organizations. The authors put forward the factors that the HR leaders may use to determine what is needed when they are faced with situations that involve teamwork. After defining teamwork, the authors delve into discussing the considerations the HR leaders use and provide how the best practice approaches for facilitating teamwork. The authors believe that team-based structures will not disappear anytime soon because the work places have shifted to team based work to facilitate advancement in an organization. Various research findings have found effective methods of making strong future teams sustain these teams and their performance.

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Additional articles on teams by Dr. Chaudron are here.


Six Sigma

Mefford, R. N., Tay, N. P., Doyl, B., & Ohara F. (2017). Portfolio Risk Management Using Six Sigma Quality Principles.

Quality Management Journal, 24(2), 6-30.

This paper exposes the underlying deficiency of the value-at-risk (VaR), a conventional approach to portfolio risk management that had been in use since the 1990s. The authors propose the use of the Six Sigma as the better alternative to using the VaR. The Six Sigma quality methodology has had years of success in operational applications, with its origin in the 1980s at Motorola Corporations. The methodology started with manufacturing and moved to service industry such as hospitals, banking, as well as government. The authors go on to describe how organizations can implement Six Sigma to create risk management system for investment portfolios.

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Additional articles on TQM/Six Sigma by Dr. Chaudron are available here.