The Resilient Manager

Author: A. Furnham
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361077
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The Resilient Manager from the Author: A. Furnham. Resilient people are happier, healthier, and more productive. Psychologist and business writer Adrian Furnham takes a sideways and entertaining look at the challenges of being a leader, demonstrating how resilience can be honed, developed, and used as a personal life raft to keep afloat in the face of adversity.

Adaptive Dynamic And Resilient Systems

Author: Niranjan Suri
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439868484
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Adaptive Dynamic And Resilient Systems from the Author: Niranjan Suri. As the complexity of today’s networked computer systems grows, they become increasingly difficult to understand, predict, and control. Addressing these challenges requires new approaches to building these systems. Adaptive, Dynamic, and Resilient Systems supplies readers with various perspectives of the critical infrastructure that systems of networked computers rely on. It introduces the key issues, describes their interrelationships, and presents new research in support of these areas. The book presents the insights of a different group of international experts in each chapter. Reporting on recent developments in adaptive systems, it begins with a survey of application fields. It explains the requirements of such fields in terms of adaptation and resilience. It also provides some abstract relationship graphs that illustrate the key attributes of distributed systems to supply you with a better understanding of these factors and their dependencies. The text examines resilient adaptive systems from the perspectives of mobile, infrastructure, and enterprise systems and protecting critical infrastructure. It details various approaches for building adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems—including agile, grid, and autonomic computing; multi-agent-based and biologically inspired approaches; and self-organizing systems. The book includes many stories of successful applications that illustrate a diversified range of cutting-edge approaches. It concludes by covering related topics and techniques that can help to boost adaptation and resilience in your systems.

Resilient Health Care Volume 2

Author: Robert L. Wears
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131706514X
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Resilient Health Care Volume 2 from the Author: Robert L. Wears. Health systems everywhere are expected to meet increasing public and political demands for accessible, high-quality care. Policy-makers, managers, and clinicians use their best efforts to improve efficiency, safety, quality, and economic viability. One solution has been to mimic approaches that have been shown to work in other domains, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability. In the enthusiasm for such solutions, scant attention has been paid to the fact that health care as a multifaceted system differs significantly from most traditional industries. Solutions based on linear thinking in engineered systems do not work well in complicated, multi-stakeholder non-engineered systems, of which health care is a leading example. A prerequisite for improving health care and making it more resilient is that the nature of everyday clinical work be well understood. Yet the focus of the majority of policy or management solutions, as well as that of accreditation and regulation, is work as it ought to be (also known as ’work-as-imagined’). The aim of policy-makers and managers, whether the priority is safety, quality, or efficiency, is therefore to make everyday clinical work - or work-as-done - comply with work-as-imagined. This fails to recognise that this normative conception of work is often oversimplified, incomplete, and outdated. There is therefore an urgent need to better understand everyday clinical work as it is done. Despite the common focus on deviations and failures, it is undeniable that clinical work goes right far more often than it goes wrong, and that we only can make it better if we understand how this happens. This second volume of Resilient Health Care continues the line of thinking of the first book, but takes it further through a range of chapters from leading international thinkers on resilience and health care. Where the first book provided the rationale and basic concepts of RHC, the Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work b

Resilient Participation

Author: Simon Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136446656
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Resilient Participation from the Author: Simon Bell. Stakeholder or public participation has become something of a modern mantra employed in all sorts of contexts to give people a voice. There are many variants on this 'participation' but traditionally they all share a desire to maximise involvement and provide desired 'outputs' of a required quality as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Difference tends to be reduced and compromise encouraged as the outputs or even just the appearance of participation are emphasised. This book explores the large and diverse range of participatory methods currently in use, examines the problems and gaps in these methods and sets out an innovative new methodology which overcomes these shortcomings. Uniquely, this method builds from the assumption that it is not just the outputs that matter in participation - it is also the journey. 'Triple Task' is designed to help groups explore their current situation and develop a path by which they can improve their functioning and ultimately make a positive contribution to the lives of others. The book includes in-depth case studies of Triple Task in action across a range of contexts and countries, with particular focus on an EU project concerning indicators in policy-making. This new approach can be used in any context and with any sort of group to help them produce more informative 'outputs' in which a deep reflection of how the group works is allied to an analysis of how problems can be solved.

Resilient Cities 2

Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400742231
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Resilient Cities 2 from the Author: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann. Assembling papers originally presented at the Resilient Cities 2011 Congress in Bonn, Germany (June 2011), the second global forum on cities and adaptation to climate change, this volume is the second in a series resulting from this annual event. These cutting-edge papers represent the latest research on the topic and reflect the intensification of the debate on the meaning of and interaction between climate adaptation, risk reduction and broader resilience. Thus, contributors offer more material related to resilience, such as water, energy and food security; green infrastructure; the role of renewables and ecosystem services; vulnerable communities and urban poor; and responsive financing for adaptation and multi-level governance. Overall, the book brings a number of different perspectives to bear on the most pressing issues and controversies surrounding climate change adaptation in cities. These papers will prove invaluable to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of urban resilience and contributing to tackling climate change at the local level.

Software Engineering For Resilient Systems

Author: Alessandro Fantechi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319231294
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Software Engineering For Resilient Systems from the Author: Alessandro Fantechi. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Software Engineering for Resilient Systems, SERENE 2015, held in Paris, France, in September 2015. The 10 revised technical papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on development of resilient systems, verification, validation and evaluation of resilience, case studies and applications.

Innovations And Approaches For Resilient And Adaptive Systems

Author: De Florio, Vincenzo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466620579
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Innovations And Approaches For Resilient And Adaptive Systems from the Author: De Florio, Vincenzo. Our society continues to depend upon systems that are built in a way that they end up being inflexible and intolerant to change. Therefore there is an urgent need to investigate innovations and approaches to the management of adaptive and dependable systems. These studies are usually implemented through design, development, and the evaluation of techniques and models to structure computer systems as adaptive systems. Innovations and Approaches for Resilient and Adaptive Systems is a comprehensive collection of knowledge on increasing the notions and models in adaptive and dependable systems. This book aims to enhance the awareness of the role of adaptability and resilience in system environments for researchers, practitioners, educators, and professionals alike.

Resilient Networks And Services

Author: David Hausheer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540705872
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Resilient Networks And Services from the Author: David Hausheer. This volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series contains the papers accepted for presentation at the Second International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS 2008). The conference took place in Bremen, Germany, hosted by the Jacobs University Bremen. AIMS 2008 was - ganized and supported by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854) in cooperation with ACM SIGAPP and ACM SIGMIS and co-sponsored by IFIP WG 6.6 and Jacobs University Bremen. This year’s AIMS 2008 constituted the second edition of a single-track and standalone conference on management and security aspects of distributed and autonomous systems, which took place initially in Oslo, Norway in June 2007. The ?rst objective of the AIMS conference series is to stimulate the exchange of ideas in a cross-disciplinary forum where there is su?cient time for discussion of novel ideas. A second objective is to provide a forum for doctoral students to discuss their research ideas in a wider audience and to receive training to help make their research careers successful. To this end, AIMS includes a PhD workshop and a tutorial program that is o?ered as part of the main conference program.

The Resilient Mental Health Practice

Author: Jennifer M. Ossege
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317374940
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The Resilient Mental Health Practice from the Author: Jennifer M. Ossege. The Resilient Mental Health Practice: Nourishing Your Business, Your Clients, and Yourself is a fundamental resource for mental health professionals, designed to serve as a comprehensive yet parsimonious handbook to inspire and inform novice, developing, and experienced mental health professionals. Replete with case studies, The Resilient Mental Health Practice gives readers a big-picture view of private practice, including detailed explorations of various topics related to therapist self-care and preventing burnout. Chapters provide a range of ways in which clinicians can build a resilient and sustainable practice while also taking care of their clients and themselves.