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Thought Leaders Report 2019: Innovation in an Age of Disruption [PDF]
How do you think outside the box? In other words, how do you approach thinking differently about the world around you and your institutional and organizational challenges? More importantly, how do you go beyond just thinking differently to actually seeing things differently?
This question is what drove the entire 2019 APPA Thought Leaders symposium as they explored the mechanics of innovation. They drew on the experience of experts in innovation and entrepreneurship and discussed ways to protect experimentation and creativity from institutional forces dedicated to the status quo. They practiced developing innovative strategies for addressing the challenges facing higher education. And they learned that creativity must be fostered and encouraged within an institution, by modeling the entrepreneurial mindset to instill a curiosity to innovate.
Download this publication for the key takeaways from this thorough and engaging report.
Building Commissioning Handbook, Third Edition
Operational Guidelines Trilogy Package
This package includes all three softcover books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Thought Leaders Report 2018: The Landscape, Framework, and Strategies for Managing & Mitigating Risk [PDF]
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial
Fully revised and updated. Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.
Please see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Product—Process—People: The Principles of High-Performance Management.
The reason why most management theories don’t work is because they don’t connect the dots. Instead, they focus on the activities of management: how to plan, organize, direct, staff, control, innovate, market, strategize, and lead. Instead, the goal of this book is to show you how to develop and combine three ingredients (products, processes and people) to create a high-performing organization.
Chapter One is devoted to products, the first leg of management. Without a product there is no business, so begin with its design and how it must meet the needs of the customer.
Chapter Two is focused on processes. Processes are the means by which we produce products. Although there are countless books, research materials, and courses available on process design and improvement, this chapter focuses on a few critical principles that you must understand to ensure that your processes are efficient and effective.
Chapter Three deals with the most complex and difficult ingredient of the three management components—people. People actually produce and deliver your product using the processes you have designed. If they are not properly engaged with you in the business and are not committed to its success, they can sabotage your most skillful plans.
Chapter Four concludes with a summary of how to actually implement these principles and gauge your progress in improving your management skills and the performance of your organization.
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