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The Workforce Institute at Kronos Announces Availability of New Book: Elements of Successful Organizations

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated today announced the publication of its second book, an anthology on workforce management issues affecting both hourly and salaried workers. Elements of Successful Organizations is a rich collection of articles written by some of the most distinguished human capital management thought leaders. The book looks at the similarities that successful organizations share and provides actionable advice on how to replicate this success.

News Facts

  • Elements of Successful Organizations is organized in three sections that represent essential components of a successful organization: Strong Leadership, Smart Management, and Engaged Employees. Within each section, authors tap into their own deep experience and expertise in various industries to deliver anecdotes and advice on how to achieve success.
  • Edited by Joyce Maroney, director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos, the book’s authors include:
    • David C. Almeda, EdD, GPHR, SPHR, vice president of Human Resources, Kronos
    • Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
    • Karen Brennan-Holton, senior executive, Accenture HR Transformation and Talent Management
    • Andy Brantley, president and CEO, the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
    • Susan M. Cantrell, research fellow, Accenture Institute for High Performance
    • Christine Carmichael, director, Public Sector Practice Group, Kronos
    • Kristin Charles, PhD, SPHR, assessment scientist, Kronos
    • Bob Clements, Senior Principal, Axsium Group
    • David Creelman, CEO, Creelman Research
    • Jay Hargis, MSHR, director, Learning and Leadership Development, Tufts Medical Center
    • John Hollon, vice president, and ERE Media
    • Steven Hunt, PhD, SPHR, principal director, Business Execution Practices, SuccessFactors, Inc.
    • Donna Klein, executive chair and CEO, Corporate Voices for Working Families
    • Mark Lange, CMO, Nimsoft and Chairman, TipMarks, Inc.
    • Susan Meisinger, SPHR, JD, former Ppesident and CEO of SHRM
    • John-Anthony C. Meza, vice president, Workforce readiness, Corporate Voices for Working Families
    • Mark Milliron, PhD, deputy director, Higher Education, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, senior partner, Tim Porter O’Grady Associates
    • Amy Richman, EdD, senior consultant, WFD Consulting
  • Elements of Successful Organizations is available on for a list price of $21.95.

Supporting Quotes

  • Nick Bontis, PhD, director, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research
    There is an art and a science to building a successful organization — and this book captures the essence of both. I’d highly recommend placing it in a prominent spot on your bookshelf. The content is abundant, useful, and actionable. If you want a collection of thought leadership ideas that will enable your organization to work smarter in any economic environment, pick up your copy today.”
  • John Boudreau, PhD, professor and research director, USC’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations
    “This is a practical and thought-provoking compilation of experiences focused on what drives and sustains successful organizations. Its contributing authors, all well-respected individuals from academia and industry, go beyond theory showing the reader wisdom — and a roadmap for growing and sustaining any organization.”
  • Mike Boyd, PhD, professor, Bentley University and Stonehill College
    “My experience — both in the business world and academia — supports this book’s view that there are three defining elements needed for any organization to deliver value and have long-term success. This is an insightful and engaging book for anyone setting vision and making organizational decisions today — and for those preparing to be future business leaders.”
  • Debra Engel, senior executive adviser to emerging growth organizations in Silicon Valley; board member of Upwardly Mobile Inc., Institute for the Future, and Entrepreneurs’ Foundation; former senior vice president, 3Com Corporation
    “Individually and collectively, the authors in this book tap into their experiences and define the attributes of a successful organization. They go beyond theory, providing practical advice any organization will profit from.”
  • Alexia (Lexy) Martin, director, research and analytics, CedarCrestone
    “A must-have resource for workforce management covering how to develop your own skills to master the science of complexity and emerging technologies including my favorite — analytics. This rich toolkit will make you a smarter manager and help you build employee engagement with powerful ROI.”
  • Dave Ulrich, PhD and Wendy Ulrich, PhD, co-authors of The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations that Win
    “We are honored to have written the foreword to this outstanding volume of ideas. As models of organizations move from machines to processes to capabilities, the ideas and tools in this volume will enable the transition. Organizations can continue to be a force for good in the world if line managers and HR professionals can define and implement these elements of successful organizations.”

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About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 60 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. To learn how Kronos uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an easy-to-use solution, visit

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