Top team performance APQC and Clarion

Human resources professionals invited to participate in virtual research

(Houston, TX - February 12, 2010) - APQC (the American Productivity & Quality Center) in conjunction with The Clarion Group (Clarion) is inviting organizations to participate in a collaborative research effort that identifies strengths and gaps in top team performance, team priorities, and team responsibilities to improve and sustain business performance.

The research study kicks off virtually on March 2, 2010; organizations may sign on to participate online at http://www.apqc.org/topteamperformance. A concluding knowledge transfer and results Webinar is scheduled for March 25, 2010, where participants will view aggregated results and best practices for executive team performance.

This research is highly relevant to executive and senior leadership teams, as well as top functional and cross-functional teams with product and service line or global responsibility. The research is also essential to those responsible for leadership development and talent management to help them adapt and refine leadership curricula.

Participating leadership teams will receive a customized report summarizing strengths and suggested areas of focus relative to top performing organizations as identified by the Clarion research.

ABOUT APQC

For over 30 years, APQC has been on the leading edge of improving performance and fostering innovation around the world. APQC works with organizations across all industries to find practical, cost-effective solutions to drive productivity and quality improvement. APQC is a member-based nonprofit currently serving 500 organizations in all sectors of business, education, and government. For information, call 800.776.9676, e-mail apqcinfo@apqc.org, or visit www.apqc.org.

ABOUT THE CLARION GROUP

The Clarion Group is a management advisory firm that offers a full range of advisory services including: strategic planning and execution, growth capability development, management structure and organizational design, executive coaching and team development, mergers and acquisition planning and integration, and planning for and navigating organizational change. For more than 15 years, the advisers at The Clarion Group have helped companies of all sizes achieve extraordinary near-term results while growing their capabilities for the future. For information, call 860.232.3667 (East Coast) or 425.822.1222 (West Coast), e-mail info@theclariongroup.com, or visit www.theclariongroup.com.

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