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Driving Fear Out of the Workplace: Creating the High-Trust, High-Performance Organization

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Restore Creativity and Trust to Your Workplace
Much has changed since Driving Fear Out of the Workplace first made the undiscussable discussable back in 1991. Advances in technology, new employee/employer relations, and the corporate push to optimize intellectual capital have introduced a host of new workplace anxieties that, left unaddressed, can seriously inhibit individual performance and cripple a company's ability to compete. Which is why, in this revised edition, authors ...

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Overview

Restore Creativity and Trust to Your Workplace
Much has changed since Driving Fear Out of the Workplace first made the undiscussable discussable back in 1991. Advances in technology, new employee/employer relations, and the corporate push to optimize intellectual capital have introduced a host of new workplace anxieties that, left unaddressed, can seriously inhibit individual performance and cripple a company's ability to compete. Which is why, in this revised edition, authors Ryan and Oestreich revisit their original, best-selling work to confront the fears that permeate today's organizations—so that they can become the high-trust, high-performance organizations of tomorrow. This insightful book digs deeply into the root causes of fear and the pervasive 'flu of mistrust' that weakens motivation and commitment.
—Terrence E. Deal and M. K. Key, authors of Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose, and Passion at Work
You'll discover:
* How fear prevents people from doing their best
* How fear operates in organizations
How to build business relationships without fear...and much more!
This work is a timely antidote to the insecurities of workers faced with the pervasive push toward leaner, meaner organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787939687
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/1998
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 718,836
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

THE DYNAMICS OF FEAR.

How Fear Prevents People from Doing Their Best.

The Boundaries of Fear.

HOW FEAR OPERATES IN ORGANIZATIONS.

Undiscussables: Secrets That Everyone Knows.

The Repercussions of Speaking Up.

The High Cost of Fear.

Behaviors That Create Fear.

Cycle of Mistrust That Perpetuate Fear.

STRATEGIES FOR A HIGH-TRUST WORK ENVIRONMENT.

Build Relationships Without Fear.

Acknowledge the Presence of Fear.

Pay Attention to Interpersonal Conduct.

Value Criticism: Reward the Messenger.

Reduce Ambiguous Behavior.

Discuss the Undiscussables.

Collaborate on Decisions.

Challenge Worst-Case Thinking.

CONCLUSION: CREATING A QUALITY ORGANIZATION.

People Are Ready for a Workplace Without Fear.

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