1. Best Practice Report: Think Tanks

    May 5, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    Think tanks are defined as organisations that engage in the business of public policy. They research, analyse, and produce opinions on every imaginable topic in order to advise and inform public policy makers and those who think about public policy. Think tanks operate all around the world, usually as independent, not-for-profit organisations; they tend to support themselves through their products and consultancy services, as well as through donors and sponsors. They can be affiliated with the government, political groups, interest groups or private corporations.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    In This Report:

    1. What is a “think tank”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for excellence by being or by having a think tank?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success by being or by having a think tank?
    4. What research has been undertaken by and into think tanks?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in developing a think tank?
    6. How can the effectiveness of a think tank be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about think tanks?
    8. Conclusion.

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  2. Best Practice Report: Self-Managed Teams and Holacracy®

    May 4, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    Self-managed teams are groups of employees who work with minimum supervision. Whereas in a hierarchical organisation employees have to report to managers, self-managed teams are responsible for handling various assignments, solving problems, and making decisions. Holacracy is one of the more recent systems of structuring self-managed teams within an organisation. When fully adopted, there is no conventional management hierarchy; instead, power is fully distributed, giving individuals and teams the freedom to self-manage while staying aligned to the organisation’s core purpose. Holacracy favours small teams, called circles, with team members holding a number of different roles depending on the assignment. These circles self-organise, make rapid consensus-based decisions, and have the flexibility to adjust roles and solutions effectively to meet organisational goals.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    In This Report:

    1. What are “self-managed teams” and “Holacracy”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for their use of self-managed teams and Holacracy?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success through their use of self-managed teams and Holacracy?
    4. What research has been undertaken into self-managed teams and Holacracy?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success using self-managed teams and Holacracy?
    6. How can success in the use of self-managed teams and Holacracy be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about self-managed teams and Holacracy?
    8. Conclusion.

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  3. Best Practice Report: Customs

    April 20, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    The movement of people across a country’s borders is usually controlled by immigration authorities. The movement of all other things – for example, goods, hazardous items, vehicles, and animals – is controlled by a government department, agency, service or authority called customs. In general, a customs department decides what can or cannot enter or leave a country, how much should be paid in terms of duty (tax) for that to happen, and prevents the illegal import and export of banned or dangerous goods.

    Every country has its own laws and regulations relating to the import and export of goods. However, for the purposes of business and international trade, some of these laws and regulations are governed by formal international agreements. This ensures security, and facilitates and expedites the clearance of goods in an efficient manner.
     
     
     
     
     

    In This Report:

    1. What is “customs”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for customs excellence?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in customs or customs-related services?
    4. What research has been undertaken into customs?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in customs?
    6. How can customs services be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about customs?
    8. Conclusion

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  4. Best Practice Report: Vehicle Fleet Maintenance and Management

    March 10, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    A vehicle fleet is a group of vehicles used by an organisation for the purposes of work. These vehicles are usually owned or leased by a business (for example, a car rental or bus company) or government entity (for example, a municipal utilities department or the police or fire service). They can include cars, utility vehicles, motorcycles, heavy and industrial-use vehicles, trailers, as well as all forms of aircraft and boats. While vehicle fleet maintenance may appear technical, its primary focus is to ensure an organisation’s vehicles are safe for use and roadworthy.

    Fleet management encompasses fleet maintenance, and aims to develop strategies to maximise the life span of a fleet of vehicles. It also governs driver behaviour. Most fleet managers use fleet maintenance or management software to track driver activity, vehicle maintenance details, and to determine ways to optimise their use. This information exchange between a vehicle fleet and a central authority is known as a fleet telematics system.
     
     
     

    In This Report:

    1. What is “vehicle fleet maintenance and management”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for excellence in vehicle fleet maintenance and management?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in vehicle fleet maintenance and management?
    4. What research has been undertaken into vehicle fleet maintenance and management?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in vehicle fleet maintenance and management?
    6. How can vehicle fleet maintenance and management be measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about vehicle fleet maintenance and management?
    8. Conclusion

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  5. Best Practice Report: Performance Management Systems for Emergency Services

    February 19, 2019 by BPIR.com Limited

    Corporate performance management (CPM) principles assess whether an organisation is doing the job it is supposed to be doing, i.e. whether its vision and mission are being achieved. These principles are applicable to EMS and can help promote world-class delivery of care to patients, and support optimal outcomes. An example of this is Mid-America Transplant Services, a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The organisation used CPM to improve performance and encourage innovation, saving more lives as a result.

    While EMS is the main focus of the research highlighted in this report, all organisations can benefit from CPM. For example, Allina Health EMS provides an excellent example of how an organisation can refocus its priorities to get the important priorities achieved in a timely manner, and the NHS undertook audits to see whether it was providing value for money.

    Organisations can use CPM to transform systems and performance. The excellent article in HR.com provides mini-case studies of how performance management has made a big difference to organisations around the world. Sometimes it can be straightforward and easy to implement. And whatever your objectives and targets, you can rely on BPIR.com to be there to help you every step of the way.
     

    In This Report:

    1. What are “performance management systems for emergency services”?
    2. Which organisations have received recognition for excellence in performance management systems for emergency services?
    3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in performance management systems for emergency services?
    4. What research has been undertaken into performance management systems for emergency services?
    5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in performance management systems for emergency services?
    6. How are performance management systems for emergency services measured?
    7. What do business leaders say about performance management systems for emergency services?
    8. Conclusion

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