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In the recent past, advertisements for workshops on motivating workforce for peak performance have become the mainstay news in the business column of the Zambian Media. The widespread recognition of workforce as a critical but dynamic factor of production in an economic environment of the post-1990 liberal economic driven competition among corporate organisation has fueled the increased demand for these workshops. In the background of the obtaining workshops and ever-increasing corporate competition, it is both academically and professionally intriguing to understand the motivational levels and workplace motivational factors which managers in corporate organisation can manipulate to tailor human resource management to peak performance. This is a final report of my research which marks the end of two months of diligent challenges and work, broad-based literature review, designing and refining of data collection tools, data collection, data processing, analysing and report writing of research findings.
Over the last thirty years, colleges and universities have been faced with an increasingly competitive marketplace for students, faculty and resources. One group significantly impacted by these trends is small private liberal arts colleges, which are tuition dependent and have been forced to respond to the changing market to maintain their position. Some of these colleges have developed plans to optimize tuition revenue, improve entering class profiles and increase retention, and many have created Enrollment Management divisions. This book profiles three NCAA Division III member colleges: Gettysburg College, Oberlin College and Saint John Fisher College, all of which have included varsity athletics as part of their integrated enrollment management strategy. The three colleges profiled are all small liberal arts colleges, but they vary dramatically. Weatherall concludes that a Division III college that is facing enrollment declines, or that is designing a plan to improve its selectivity and market position, should seriously explore the possibility of using intercollegiate athletics in its integrated enrollment management strategy.
The complete absence of any liberal-arts style education makes the New Zealand tertiary education sector unique in the English speaking world. A liberal arts education aims at an intersection of science with literature and knowledge with persuasion. It is a solid, balanced education at a bachelor s level. The benefits of a well-rounded education are well known, and written about extensively. The architectural problem is If a liberal arts college were to exist in New Zealand, how can its campus best be designed to encourage this well-rounded education? Developing a strong sense of community, both within and outside the college, lies at the heart of the liberal arts philosophy. With a strong, diverse community, differing perspectives can be synthesized into a common understanding, based on unchanging, fundamental principles. The design of the campus is instrumental in developing this sense of community. This happens on many scales: the urban design of the campus, the relationships between the building's functions, sizes, movements and sight lines and the planning and form of of the buildings themselves (materiality, size, orientation, detailing).
This book meticulously analysis the liberal peace proponent which UN Peace builders use as basis for their interventions in post conflict zones. Whiles it remain a truism that external actors have the technical expertise to enhance national cohesion and stability, recent studies have shown lots of limitations, with the former war torn states relapsing into conflict barely after UN exit.The urge to institute democratization immediately after the conflict has instead of promoting national cohesion and development serves as recipe for instability. This book argues that whiles democracy remain Sierra Leone's ultimate path to development and national stability, the current form of democratization, characterized by socio-political decadence, corruption,human rights abuses, electoral fraud and violence etc are enough vices to further enhance instability, hence undermine any effort at building peace. This work therefore argues for thorough consideration and inclusion of domestic Sierra Leonean norms and actors in designing stability. Supply driven peace building will not solve her problem without due consideration of local actors and expertise whose initiative brought about peace.
The changing publicness of public spaces in an era of globalization, neo-liberal policies, capitalist economies and growing privatization is examined by many scholars, as contemporary public spaces are to certain groups of people not so 'public' and open anymore. This thesis discusses the ways in which semi public spaces like shopping malls prefer a certain behavior that mainly is focused on consumerism. Through the concepts of privatization, consumerism, inclusion and social exclusion the publicness of Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht is explored and the role of the management, design and security is discussed. Furthermore this thesis treats the ways in which the preference for certain groups can lead to the exclusion of other (groups of) people who do not fit in the prescribed image , formed by privatization, commercialization, but also by strategies of designing and planning of the sites.
Could democracy do better? This book presents a vision on optimal democracies and a set of new rules to help achieve them. The monograph follows on the author's successful book "Designing Democracy" from 2005 and further develops its ideas. While liberal democracies are the best systems of self-governance for societies, they rarely provoke great enthusiasm. Democracies have been known to fail in achieving efficient outcomes and fair distributions of wealth. Moreover, many citizens take the democratic system for granted, simply because they have yet to experience an alternative. This book argues that the potential offered by democracies has not yet been exhausted, and that optimal democracies are both the Utopia for societies and the aim that scientists should commit themselves to making a reality. Furthermore, the book suggests a number of insightful rules to improve the functioning of democracies."We all know what to do, we just don't know how to get re-elected after we have done it." This famous quip by Jean-Claude Juncker perfectly encapsulates the challenge this book takes on: how to redesign our democratic institutions to overcome political short-termism and make our democracies more efficient. Several radical but highly relevant proposals are explored, ranging from long-term incentive contracts for politicians, prediction markets over the outcomes of the next election that could be useful for incentive purposes, minority voting, initiative group constitutions, and so on. All these highly innovative proposals are rigorously grounded in standard economic analysis. I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned about the state of our democracies and looking for constructive reforms.Patrick Bolton, Columbia University, USA In a time of reeling democracies, it is urgent to explore how to improve on the electoral system for the benefit of society. Hans Gersbach has developed a most innovative and thought-provoking research agenda at the intersection of political theory, social choice and mechanism design. He uncovers the potentially positive effects of political contracts between candidates and society, of new rules for agenda setting and of mechanisms compensating the minorities. Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University, USA
This volume documents the 20th Münster Lectures in Philosophy with Robert Audi. In the last decades, Audi's work has deeply influenced different important philosophical discussions, ranging from epistemology, theory of action, and philosophy of rationality to ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. The critical examinations collected in this book reflect the breadth of Audi's contributions in discussing topics as diverse as epistemological foundationalism and the theory of testimony, ethical intuitionism, the problem of evil and religion's public place within a liberal democracy. Besides his replies to each critical engagement, the volume contains an extensive essay on the problems of perception and cognition written by Audi himself.This volume will be of enormous use to all scholars interested in the younger history of American philosophy and one of its leading figures. It will also appeal to philosophers and curious readers with an interest in the endeavor of designing a comprehensive theory of rationality and human reasoning.
The challenges facing local government and audit, control and supervision systems (ACSS) in the 21st century are complex and rapidly changing. This book discusses why the present paradigm of the treatment of the ACSS of local government cannot be a reliable means of contemporary good governance anymore. This book also presents and discusses a principally new theoretical approach to the audit, control and supervision model of the local government sector. Even though the author's research is based on the case of Estonia, known as a small constitutional democratic liberal society with an open economy, it is not country-specific. The local government's situation does not depend only on the political order, degree of democracy, liberalism or welfare of a country. The flexible and multivalent approach presented in this book gives a good possibility of designing, implementing and maintaining a suitable solution for the ACSS of a local government sector in any society. This book is useful and interesting reading for politicians, researchers, students and public administrators all over the world.