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Prs: (The) Effective Management of Time in the 21st century

Prs: (The) Effective Management of Time in the 21st century

The Effective Management of Time Project Scheduling • Requires good knowledge of scheduling • Understanding of the scheduling tool • Involves: – Designing the schedule – Developing the s[r]

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Prs: (The) Effective Management of Time in Complex Projects - an ICT perspective

Prs: (The) Effective Management of Time in Complex Projects - an ICT perspective

The Effective Management of Time Project Planning • Creates Buy-in • Frames the Schedule Project Scheduling • Requires good knowledge of scheduling • Understanding of the scheduling tool[r]

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Prs: CIOB’s Contribution to the Effective Management of Time in Construction Projects

Prs: CIOB’s Contribution to the Effective Management of Time in Construction Projects

The Effective Management of Time The Guide • Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects • CIOB Initiative • Work on 2nd Edition starting now – 2 years to comple[r]

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Management Education: A Journey from Ancient time to 21st Century  (With Special Reference to India & AP)

Management Education: A Journey from Ancient time to 21st Century (With Special Reference to India & AP)

Business education has a long history in India; the roots of Indian business/management education can found in Vedas’, Upanishad and Puranas’. Especially Lord Sri Krishna thought some of the principals of organizing and about management to his brother–in–law Mr. Arjuna as Bhagavath Githa at the time of Kurukshetra war. But unfortunately that knowledge has not exactly transmitted to next generations. In ancient India the educational system is totally different from present educational system. In those days education has done in Gurukulas (Guru’s house), Temple colleges, Agraharas and in natural open air places. The Gurukul system of education is one of the oldest system on earth, in which students were taught orally and the data would be passed from one generation to the next (Mahesh Chandra Joshi, 2010). Its objective was not merely material growth but its objective was spiritual growth along with material growth. The guru-shishya tradition is the transmission of teachings from a guru (teacher) to a 'shishya' (disciple). In this relationship, subtle and advanced knowledge is conveyed and received through the student's respect, commitment, devotion and obedience. The student eventually masters the knowledge that the guru embodies. Guru teaches all subjects in an open air atmosphere or in Gurukulam or in the Temple colleges.
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Effective leadership for turbulent situations in educational institutions in Africa for the 21st century and beyond

Effective leadership for turbulent situations in educational institutions in Africa for the 21st century and beyond

Desks and chairs form an important part of learning environment as they support teaching and learning. Pupils need to sit comfortably in order to be attentive, to write notes and do class and other assignments. However, this study has revealed that in most schools covered desks and classrooms were inadequate resulting congestion. The researcher observed that as many as 4 or more pupils shared a desk designed for three. In some schools pupils sat on benches and wrote on their laps. In this posture pupils could not develop good writing skills. Furthermore some benches were not standardized; they were either too low or too high for the pupils to see the chalkboard. The toilet facilities were well constructed but too few for the enrolments, thus long queues were observed during break time and extended to lessons after break. The absence of lockable doors and windows worsened the problem of the head teachers since the purchased textbooks needed good storage. The researcher noted that most head teachers organized to acquire cupboards to store books in their small offices. Library facilities were nonexistent in most schools. Instead classrooms were converted to book stores to keep obsolete textbooks of the faced out syllabus. The study also sought to establish whether conditions of classrooms, furniture and chalkboard were conducive to teaching and learning. Various aspects such as lighting, ventilation, and roofing were observed. The overall outcome observance was that most of the 36 primary
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EMC PerSPECTIVE 21st Century Infrastructure Management

EMC PerSPECTIVE 21st Century Infrastructure Management

New services are essential to help all service providers overcome shrinking revenues and compete effectively; telcos, in particular, need to look to new services to bolster their legacy network income. However, launching new services is a resource-intensive activity and network operations centers (NOC) have to balance the business demand for new services with their own shrinking budgets. For example, there is a major opportunity for telcos to sell managed security services along with network connectivity to their customers’ branch sites where there are few in-house IT or security skills. Unfortunately, these opportunities come at a price. The problem is one of complexity: as the network has become more dynamic, service providers have seen their management challenges increase exponentially. There are more devices, more vendors, and more technologies to manage. Instead of developing new products, the NOC team spends all its time fire-fighting network problems. In fact in our experience working with operators, around 70 percent of budgets are spent on maintenance and only 30 percent on launching new services.
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Challenges Faced by Management Accountants in the 21st Century

Challenges Faced by Management Accountants in the 21st Century

This resulted in recent increases for imposition on regulations; monitoring and sanctions (Loo et.al, 2011) hence indirectly drive the changes in organizations’ activities. This is due to the fact that it is closely connected to ethical failures in the business community (Foote and Bange, 2006). The changes of organizations’ activities due to globalization (Sulaiman et.al, 2008), intense competition (Kariyawasam, 2009), information technology (Talha et.al, 2010) and changes in regulations (Loo et.al, 2011) definitely change the role of management accountants in an organization. Moreover, advances in production technologies, including advanced manufacturing technologies, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture also give significant impacts to the companies (Cooper and Dart, 2009). Recent years have witnessed changes in how products and services are supplied and delivered to customers (Cinquini and Tenucci, 2009) as well as advances in information technology (Tuanmat and Smith, 2011). Preparation of information and dissemination become much easier and processing capacities are much greater hence leads to faster customers’ response times (Lobo et.al, 2004). Traditional tools such as standard costing, variance analysis, budgeting and cost volume profit analysis are believed to be no longer adequate to today's manufacturing companies (Tuanmat and Smith, 2011). In global market, intensifying competition has obligated many organizations to use innovative managerial practices such as just in time (JIT), total quality management, advanced manufacturing technology (AMTs) in managing their business. The pressures from market competition have created challenges for management accountants in adapting contemporary management accounting practice such as activity based costing and balance scorecard in order to react to business changing need (Abdel-Maksoud, 2007).
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Management of Engineering and All Dimension of Technology Development in 21st Century

Management of Engineering and All Dimension of Technology Development in 21st Century

and their structural and processing characteristics required in order to achieve the stated corporate objectives of the technology management in organization. The production of subsystem will be a part of such conceptual models linked to other subsystems in a logical manner that suits the organization's requirements best. One such general technology management system model is shown in Fig.1. A soft system methodology developed by Checkland for tackling such unstructured problems an be applied to high technology management in organizations and forms the foundation and framework for the manufacturing systems design at the highest level of complexity and abstraction that is "the human activity systems" with all other systems being a sub-set of this system. This methodology is used to develop root definitions for several levels of resolutions. This is a top-down hierarchical structure for effective integration of technology management's activities. For limitation of space we do not show the input, output, constraints and mechanisms of each activities and interrelation between them.
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Teachers for the 21st Century

Teachers for the 21st Century

it can be difficult to introduce teacher appraisals into a system or school where no regular appraisals existed previously. There may be resistance to teacher appraisal among certain groups in the school system borne of a lack of evaluation, feedback and sharing of practices among teachers. There can be significant organisational and capacity challenges to implementation, including limited professional expertise among evaluators; schools that are unprepared to conduct appraisals; limited understanding among teachers of the purposes and uses of appraisals; a sense of unfairness by those teachers being appraised; an excessive workload; and a reluctance among teachers to accept the legitimacy of the evaluators. schools or jurisdictions may also lack the resources needed for quality teacher-appraisal procedures, particularly the time needed for developmental work, observational evaluation and feedback. in fact, data from Talis show that several countries find it difficult to ensure that all teachers systematically receive effective appraisal and feedback from their employers. Just over half of the teachers in Talis countries had never received any appraisal or feedback from an external source, such as an inspector, which limits these teachers’ possibilities to receive validation of their work by an external entity. although internal appraisal was more frequent across countries, 22% of teachers indicated that they had never received any appraisal or feedback from their principal, and 28.6% had never received feedback from other teachers or members of the school- management team. overall, 13.4% of teachers had never received any feedback or appraisal of their work in the school from any source. These teachers are missing out on an opportunity to receive professional advice from their colleagues and supervisors, and may be less likely than others to engage in focused professional learning and continuously improve their practice (see figure 0.2; oecD, 2009).
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Social Contract 2.0: A 21st Century Program for Effective Cyber Security

Social Contract 2.0: A 21st Century Program for Effective Cyber Security

bureaucrats deep into the workings of the business world on an unprecedented technical level, vastly undermining the ability of U.S. firms to innovate and maximize their great creativity. History shows that, even during the cold war era, nationally centralized industrial systems were slow, inefficient and uncompetitive. Subjecting the U.S. economy to government- determined technology standards would be even more catastrophic in the digital world. Certainly, investors would not support a system weighed down by government-mandated standards. Requiring that federally-mandated regulatory requirements be built into the cyber systems upon which virtually every sector, and certainly every critical sector, of the economy relies would drive investment dollars overseas in a dramatic fashion. These requirements would result in further economic consequences, including additional job losses, at a time when U.S. unemployment is at its highest point in a generation.
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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN 21st CENTURY CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE

Understanding of employee needs is the best policy for successful organization. We have gender wise discriminations the organization should give priority especially flexible hours. Even maintaining of timing and time management is also sensible in the work place.

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arts management A programme for 21st century innovative practices.

arts management A programme for 21st century innovative practices.

venice every other year we visit the venice biennale. We usually spend 5 days in the magnificent city, engaging with old and new culture. the san marco and the palace of the doge are a must but mostly we focus on the contemporary art exhibitions and events that transform the city into a vibrating hotbed of art and culture for the time of the biennale. in these times venice (and our group) never sleeps.

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Leading Effective Change in Schools of the 21st Century: The Attributes, Behaviors, and Practices of Effective School Principals

Leading Effective Change in Schools of the 21st Century: The Attributes, Behaviors, and Practices of Effective School Principals

And finally, my greatest thanks are to my sons, Joseph and Nathan Ferrari, and to my very best pal and partner for life, my husband, Matthew Ferrari. As this dissertation comes to a close, and as I reflect on the journey, my children have only known their mom as a student. They played at my feet while I sat for hours at my computer, looking up occasionally to catch a sweet moment or to settle a dispute. Among the piles of dog- eared books and highlighted articles that permanently decorate many flat surfaces in our home, I have found Lego guys, field trip permission slips, second grade self-portraits, and more recently X-box cases. Because time is always scarce and life is always busy, my dissertation writing strategy involved marathon weekends where I’d put in a minimum of 24 hours of seat time at a stretch. On these weekends, the kids and their friends would stream in and out of the house, passing each time by the chair where I sit and write. They’d offered quick waves, pats on the head, an occasional hug, and life would just keep happening around me. I’d get in the zone, and my awesome husband would keep me nourished with fly-by snacks and drinks. Looking back, there were days I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the writing chair. As the sun rose and fell, my husband brewed lots of really great coffee, which over the course of the day he’d replace with water, and later wine. Throughout this dissertation journey, my children have watched their dad
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Virology in the 21st Century

Virology in the 21st Century

The need for vaccines. Vaccines are among the most cost- effective means of preventing infectious disease morbidity and mortality. However, recent progress in vaccine development has been uneven. We saw the introduction of effective human papillomavirus and rotavirus vaccines yet witnessed many un- successful attempts to develop an HIV vaccine. Why is it that many of our most successful vaccines were introduced 20 to 50 years ago (e.g., vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, and rubella viruses)? In addition to HIV, many glo- bally important viruses (e.g., dengue virus, hepatitis C virus, human cytomegalovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus) still lack vaccines. There are several challenges to the development of these vaccines. Critical knowledge gaps must be filled before a “product” can be developed, and funding decisions must be tailored to these needs. First, we must understand the basic biology of viral evolution and quasispecies. Second, we need to define what constitutes a protective immune response. Third, Viral-sequence information has revolutionized viral epidemiology, allowing the spread of an epidemic to be tracked and its evolution through space and time to be monitored. The transmission history of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) can be elucidated from complete genome sequence analysis of the virus, enabling epidemiological tracing of the virus between infected premises. The United Kingdom map shows the locations of premises infected during the 2001 FMDV outbreak. The structure is a representation of FMDV British field strain (serotype O), showing the alpha-carbon backbone (accession IFOD), courtesy of Nick Knowles, Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, United Kingdom. (This figure first appeared on the cover of the Journal of Virology, January 2007, vol. 81, no. 1. [See related article in November 2006, vol. 80, no. 22, p. 11274.])
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Small Business Management in the 21st Century

Small Business Management in the 21st Century

These monetary components are what we most often think of when we discuss the term cost, and, of course, they will influence the decision of customers; however, the time component is also vital to the decision-making process. Customers may have to expend time acquiring information about the nature of the product or the service or make comparisons between competing products and services. Time must be expended to acquire the product or the service. This notion of time would be associated with learning where the product or the service could be purchased. It would include time spent traveling to the location where the item would be purchased or the time it takes to have the item delivered to the customer. One also must consider the time that might be required to learn how to use the product or the service. Any product or service with a steep learning curve might deter customers from purchasing it. Firms can provide additional value by reducing the time component. They could simplify access to the product or the service. They may offer a wide number of locations. Easy-to-understand
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management – A challenge for the EU in the 21st century

Integrated Coastal Zone Management – A challenge for the EU in the 21st century

intertwined. What the different research groups, governments and the EU as a whole have realised is that ICZM is a dynamic programme which will continually need updating since it is sometimes very difficult to predict the precise problems a particular coastal region will face in the future. Thus it is not a one-time project. The need to bring together all local, regional, national and European policy makers is of utmost importance to ICZM. There has to be co-ordination at all levels in order to have a successful integrated coastal zone management plan for the region or country. The stakeholders must include policy-makers, residents, national and local representatives, NGOs and the business community. ICZM is designed to increase contacts between sectors of government and the local and regional authorities so that the policy-makers can get a clearer picture of the different needs of Europe’s coastal areas.
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Principal’s role in effective time management: key component in enhancing syllabus coverage in the kenyan schools in the 21st century and beyond

Principal’s role in effective time management: key component in enhancing syllabus coverage in the kenyan schools in the 21st century and beyond

that the greatest problem school administrators’ encounter today is “time poverty.” There is public concern on the use of allocated school time in Kenya. Teachers use out of class hours during holidays, weekends, morning and evening preps and physical education lessons to cover the syllabus. The teachers’ argue that the syllabus is overloaded to be covered within the allocated time but the Ministry of Education reiterates that the school time is adequate. Both parties ivity and need decolonization of mind or attitude; to critically examine, deconstruct and update their reasoning, and reconstruct it with appropriate alternatives. It is against this background that a study was conducted to find out the principals’ effectiveness on time management in secondary schools in Nyamira County, Kenya. This study was guided by the following research questions. To what extent do principals perform effectively their roles of time to instructional time wastage in your school? What strategies can be put in place to curb time wasters? Convergent Parallel Mixed Design guided the study. The sample size was 200 teachers and 400 students. Data collection Instruments were Interview guide and Focus Group discussions. The instruments were validated and pilot tested. Key findings showed that most of instructional time was wasted in non academic activities such as annual teachers’ national strike, sending students home for fees, delays in assembly, teacher and student tardiness, procrastination among others. The study concluded that allocated time was adequate but not utilized well. The researcher recommended that principals should organize
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Integrity Management for the 21st century with 20th century equipment

Integrity Management for the 21st century with 20th century equipment

yet, the industry is facing increased expectations from the public, employees and other stakeholders in such areas as environmental protection, continuous safety improve- ment, and enhancing the company’s reputation as a “socially responsible” enterprise, whilst at the same time remaining profitable in a competitive global market. This is particularly acute in the wake of a serious incident and there have been a number of serious incidents around the world in recent years which have drawn attention to the importance of continued management of major hazards.
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Bringing Occupation into the 21st Century: The effective implementation of occupation by proxy

Bringing Occupation into the 21st Century: The effective implementation of occupation by proxy

The situation in Ukraine is one that needs addressing by the international community. However, access is limited for international organisations, both for relief and observation purposes, and that presents difficulties when attempting to determine the current picture. However, it is clear that the DNR and LNR have made progress in independently administering the territories putting them in the position to ensure public order and safety. With a border established in parts and the capacity to refuse Ukraine and other actors access to the territory the DNR and LNR governments exercise actual effective control over the territory and inhabitants. That control has been recognised by both the OHCHR and Ukraine itself. Lack of clarity arises when analysing the existence of Russian control over DNR and LNR armed forces. Despite UNSC claims that forces are being led by Russian officers the exact nature of the planning and direction of operations is not known. It is now undeniable that Russian troops are present, which Russia may in due time acknowledge as was done in Crimea, but the overall control of the UAF troops cannot be determined with the current available reports. It is possible that an investigatory commission could make the determination ex post facto but at present a situation of occupation by proxy cannot be proven to exist due to the lack of overall control of UAF forces by a High Contracting Party.
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Effective Teaching in Higher Education for the 21st Century Adult Learner

Effective Teaching in Higher Education for the 21st Century Adult Learner

Postobservation. After the seminar, the students were analyzing “A Raisin in the Sun.” Professor Monroe sought ways to discuss the vocabulary differently. This class admittedly was challenging in terms of incorporating active learning strategies, as there were only six students. Professor Monroe was well aware that the students were bored. I suggested a “One minute paper” for students to complete, with questions or statements that they did not understand regarding the terms “assimilationist,” “Prometheus,” and “a dream deferred.” These suggestions did help bring some interaction to the class, so the instructor offered a group exam and thought about having assistance with think/pair/share and how it could work. Think/pair/share gives students a structure for thinking on a specific topic individually, and then they share their ideas with a peer. The learning promotes participation by encouraging a high degree of active engagement as opposed to recitation and question and answer. Professor Monroe admits it will take them time to “think out of the box” but said she is willing to try.
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