The Myths of Management: Forty Fables from the World of Management / Edition 2

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Overview

This work scrutinizes management issues such as the ability of employers to recruit the best people for their firms, the management techniques which motivate employees best and the importance of training to employee development.;The 40 essays in this book are grouped into seven sections. Beginning with a look at the many myths concerning motivating a work force, the book then moves on to examine various fables surrounding training. Other sections discuss effective and ineffective methods of decision-making and selection. The concluding part looks at the role of business consultants, experts and gurus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897635988
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128

Table of Contents

Part 1 Myths About Motivation: Money Is The Best Work Motivator
Always Reward Good Performance
It Is Better To Reward Organizational Loyalty Than Personal Performance
Some Managers Always Seem To Be Assigned The Best People
Success At Work Is A Matter Of Luck
Tipping Is A Good System For The Customer. Part 2 Myths About Training: You Learn About Management On The Job
Teaching And Training Are Essentially The Same
Most Management Trainers Are Much The Same
Everyone Dislikes And Resists Management Training
Employees Are Quick On The Uptake Of Innovation
You Can't Learn Anything From Case Studies Of Other Companies
Most Management Training Works. Part 3 Myths About Decision Making: Brainstorming Is The Best Way To Be Creative In Groups
It's Difficult Avoiding Important Work Decision
There Is Only One Good Way To Introduce Organizational Change
We Have Nothing To Learn From The Japanese
You Can't Stop People Lying In Questionnaires. Part 4 Myths About Self-Knowledge: The Art Of Management Is Just Common Sense
I Know What Staff Look For In A Business Leader
I Can Deal With Machiavellians
I Know How To Counsel My Staff
I Cope Well With Uncertainty In Business
Most Workers Are Lazy, Work-Shy And Feckless. Part 5 Myths About Selection: A Cv Is An Accurate Biography
Ability And Motivation Are All You Need To Be A High Flyer
There Are Big Sex Differences At Work
You Can't Predict Or Explain The Personality Clash
Big Is Beautiful In Business
It's Easy Adapting To Working Abroad. Part 6 Myths About Control: Managers Are The Best Appraisers Of Employee Perfomance
Discipline Is Never The Last Resort
Nearly All Organizations Value The Hr Function
Most Middle Managers Are Pretty Redundant
There Are No Generation Gaps At Work. Part 7 Myths About Experts: Most Employees Trust Experts
Consultant Jargon Is Pretty Easy To Understand
Fame In Management Comes From Describing Secrets Of Success
Staff Surveys Give Clear Answers
Travel Broadens The Mind.
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