People Business: Psychological Reflections of Management

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Adrian Furbanham, draws upon psychological reflections to present a critical and challenging account of perceived wisdom and management fads. In this book he scrutinizes such subjects and themes as anxiety management, authenticity, the dark side of gift-giving, modern management styles, performance appraisal systems, and work life balance.

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Overview

Adrian Furbanham, draws upon psychological reflections to present a critical and challenging account of perceived wisdom and management fads. In this book he scrutinizes such subjects and themes as anxiety management, authenticity, the dark side of gift-giving, modern management styles, performance appraisal systems, and work life balance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403992222
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Furbanham is Professor of Psychology at University College, London.

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Table of Contents

A Matter of Confidence
• The Ageing Workforce
• Anxiety Management or Skills Training
• Authenticity at Work
• The Basic Requirements of a Business Meeting
• The C-Word
• Canteen Capers
• Choosing a Futurologist
• Client Gifts and What they Imply
• Critical Periods
• Cultivating Creativity
• The Dark Side of Gift-Giving
• The Dark Side of Self-Esteem
• Downshifting
• Education for Life
• Engaging with Staff
• Exiting Well
• Freudian Vocational Guidance
• Gained in Translation
• Gap Years for Grown Ups
• Going Open Plan
• The Good Guest Guide
• Happy Holidays
• Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge
• Learning from the Heights
• Learning from Mistakes
• The Lessons of Experience
• Lies, Self-Love and Paranoia
• Living on: Letting go
• Looking the Part
• Modern Management Styles
• The N-Word
• The Narcissism Business
• Pep up your Creativity
• Performance Appraisal Systems
• Personal Development
• The Personality of Interviewers
• Projective Techniques
• Pouring Money Down the Drain
• The Psychology of Promotional Products
• The Public Sector
• Redundancy
• Research and Policy
• Six of the Best
• Succession Management
• Troubadours, Minstrels and Gurus
• The Value of Experience
• Victims of the Future
• What to do When the Axeman Cometh
• Whistleblowers
• Who is Your Tribe
• Why do an Attitude Survey?
• Work Life Balance is for Wimps
• Working from Home
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2007

    An alphabetically organized guide to workplace psychology

    In this unusual book about the relationship between psychology and management, Adrian Furnham does not present a management system based on psychological principles, but rather a collection of observations arranged in loose alphabetical order, beginning with 'the aging workforce' and ending with 'workplace romantic relationships.' Furnham says his purpose is 'to educate in an entertaining way.' For the most part, he succeeds. The book resembles an old-fashioned commonplace book, full of random ideas, quotations and lists. Some are striking, as when Furnham notes the similarities between CEOs and convicts ¿ both tend to be paranoid, narcissistic and antisocial. Others seem not particularly earth-shattering, but no doubt time, mood and circumstances will determine the degree of relevance or utility readers find in any particular observation. We suggest dipping into this material occasionally for inspiration, rather than reading the book cover-to-cover.

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