Thank God It's Monday!

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Can you imagine how rewarding it would be, each day, to truly enjoy going to work? The happiest, most productive employees are those who have found a job they enjoy, or found ways to make their current jobs more enjoyable. Thank God It's Monday provides examples and exercises to stimulate employers and employees into creating better work lives. Cover Title)
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Overview

Can you imagine how rewarding it would be, each day, to truly enjoy going to work? The happiest, most productive employees are those who have found a job they enjoy, or found ways to make their current jobs more enjoyable. Thank God It's Monday provides examples and exercises to stimulate employers and employees into creating better work lives. Cover Title)
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From their experiences as management consultants and specialists in conflict resolution over the past three decades, Cloke (Mediation: Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness) and Goldsmith (coauthor with Warren Bennis of Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader) address "the human side of change." Whether called "reengineering" or "downsizing," the dislocation caused for those catapulted into the change process, note the authors, is reason for concern. They ask, "Why is the human side of the change process the last element... thought out?" They offer well-articulated strategies and methods to encourage industrial democracy to work, for team advancement to not be in conflict with individual success and for public- and private-sector organizations to promote ownership in a different, humanized kind of workplace. There is much of interest here, particularly for those involved in organizational change or who are dissatisfied with their work situation. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Reengineering has become an inevitability for millions of employees, and those who survive it must perform their jobs differently tomorrow from the way they perform them today. Invariably, change causes stress, negatively affecting work performance. Consultants Cloke and Goldsmith have prepared a textbook for those managers who are seeking a humane, and less stressful, implementation of organizational change. Although the authors are unabashed advocates of workplace democracy, and a few of their recommendations will strike some as extreme, e.g., having the management role rotate among employees, their book nevertheless offers valuable advice and assessment exercises for changing organizations.-Andrea C. Dragon, Coll. of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786310968
  • Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 We are What We Do 1
2 Changing the Context of Work 17
3 Understanding How We Got Here 43
4 How We Can Humanize the Way We Work 61
5 Reinventing the Wheel 89
6 Embracing Change 115
7 Seeing Conflict as Opportunity 159
8 Why Humanize the Way We Work? 207
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