Analysis for Improving Performance 2nd Edition

Tools for Diagnosing Organizations and Documenting Workplace Change

Richard A. Swanson (Author) | Richard Swanson (Author)

Publication date: 02/28/2007

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Analysis for Improving Performance
Corporations spend millions of dollars on performance improvement, employee training and development, work system redesign, and other organizational improvement efforts. Much of this money is wasted because the preliminary analysis and diagnosis has not been done to link these programs to an organization's real business needs, goals, and processes.

The truth is that in order for any performance improvement effort
to add value to the organization, deep analysis is required. Analysis for Improving Performance details a systematic approach for doing the rigorous preparatory analysis that is vital to shaping and developing successful performance improvement efforts.

Richard A. Swanson's methods enable program developers and managers to define clear objectives, assess existing systems and missions, analyze worker knowledge and expertise, define desired performance and evaluation standards, and develop a performance improvement plan that will meet the desired performance goals.


This new edition has been extensively revised throughout and presents expanded concepts and updated cases, as well as a new chapter on documenting and improving work processes and documenting process-referenced tasks. Written for take-charge managers, performance improvement specialists, and workers wanting to improve their organizations, Analysis for Improving Performance provides “real-world” knowledge, tools, examples, graphics, and exercises aimed at developing your expertise in diagnosing organizational performance and documenting workplace expertise—the keys to long-term organizational success. In short, it is a complete guide to ensuring that the time, money, and effort you invest in organizational development are well spent.
  • Second edition of a classic--the first edition won book of the year awards from the Society for Human Resource Management and the International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Offers a step-by-step approach for ensuring from the outset that performance improvement programs meet organizational needs
  • Extensively revised throughout, with numerous updated case studies and a new chapter on documenting and improving work procedures

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Overview
Corporations spend millions of dollars on performance improvement, employee training and development, work system redesign, and other organizational improvement efforts. Much of this money is wasted because the preliminary analysis and diagnosis has not been done to link these programs to an organization's real business needs, goals, and processes.

The truth is that in order for any performance improvement effort
to add value to the organization, deep analysis is required. Analysis for Improving Performance details a systematic approach for doing the rigorous preparatory analysis that is vital to shaping and developing successful performance improvement efforts.

Richard A. Swanson's methods enable program developers and managers to define clear objectives, assess existing systems and missions, analyze worker knowledge and expertise, define desired performance and evaluation standards, and develop a performance improvement plan that will meet the desired performance goals.


This new edition has been extensively revised throughout and presents expanded concepts and updated cases, as well as a new chapter on documenting and improving work processes and documenting process-referenced tasks. Written for take-charge managers, performance improvement specialists, and workers wanting to improve their organizations, Analysis for Improving Performance provides “real-world” knowledge, tools, examples, graphics, and exercises aimed at developing your expertise in diagnosing organizational performance and documenting workplace expertise—the keys to long-term organizational success. In short, it is a complete guide to ensuring that the time, money, and effort you invest in organizational development are well spent.
  • Second edition of a classic--the first edition won book of the year awards from the Society for Human Resource Management and the International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Offers a step-by-step approach for ensuring from the outset that performance improvement programs meet organizational needs
  • Extensively revised throughout, with numerous updated case studies and a new chapter on documenting and improving work procedures
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