Why is Common Sense so Uncommon when it comes to managing people? How is it that so many seemingly intelligent organizations implement harmful management practices and ideas? In his provocative new book, The Human Equation, bestselling author Jeffrey Pfeffer examines why much of the conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to rethink the way managers link people with organizational performance.
Pfeffer masterfully builds a powerful business case for managing people effectively -- not just because it makes for good corporate policy, but because it results in outstanding performance and profits. Challenging current thinking and practice, Pfeffer
-- Reveals the costs of downsizing -- and provides alternatives.
-- Identifies troubling trends in compensation and suggests better practices.
-- Explains why even the smartest managers sometimes manage people unwisely.
-- Demonstrates how market-based forces can fail to foster good people management practices, creating a need for positive public policy.
-- Provides practical guidelines for implementing high-performance management practices.
Filled with information and ideas, The Human Equation provides much-needed guidance for managing people more wisely -- and more profitably.
|People-Centered Management and Organizational Success|
|Looking for Success in All the Wrong Places||p. 3|
|The Business Case for Managing People Right||p. 31|
|Seven Practices of Successful Organizations||p. 64|
|Aligning Business Strategy and Management Practices||p. 99|
|Barriers to Implementing Performance Knowledge: How Conventional Wisdom is Wrong|
|Ten Reasons Why Smart Organizations Sometimes Do Dumb Things||p. 131|
|The "New Employment Contract" and the Virtual Work Force||p. 161|
|How Common Approaches to Pay Cause Problems||p. 195|
|Can You Manage with Unions?||p. 225|
|Market Failures and the Role of Public Policy in Producing Profits Through People||p. 252|
|People, Profits, and Perspective||p. 292|
|About the Author||p. 346|
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Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 30th January 1998
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.6 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.74