The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First / Edition 1

The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Pfeffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875848419

ISBN-13: 9780875848419

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press


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 current conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to re-think the way…  See more details below

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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 current conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to re-think 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 create good people management practices, creating a need for positive public policy; and 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875848419
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
345
Sales rank:
968,240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Employee Attitude
Employee Layoffs
Government and Business
Human Relations
Human Resources Management
Labor and Management
Labor Relations
Labor Unions

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