The We-Force in Management: How to Build and Sustain Cooperation

The We-Force in Management: How to Build and Sustain Cooperation

by Lawrence G. Hrebiniak
     
 

The We-Force provides groundbreaking ideas for building cooperation in organizations. Hrebiniak makes it clear that management cannot tolerate old fashioned thinking about control and must emphasize collaboration instead. An excellent book suitable for all managers wrestling with the critical issue of marshalling human resources.  See more details below

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The We-Force provides groundbreaking ideas for building cooperation in organizations. Hrebiniak makes it clear that management cannot tolerate old fashioned thinking about control and must emphasize collaboration instead. An excellent book suitable for all managers wrestling with the critical issue of marshalling human resources.

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Barbara Jacobs
It sounds so simple and so obvious as to be off-putting: that American corporations, or more specifically their workers, must learn to cooperate to succeed in a not-so-new global economy. Yet, as consultant and Wharton professor Hrebiniak points out, the historical emphasis on individual efforts in the U.S., the distrust and fear now permeating companies, and organizational structures and cultures militate against the success of teamwork. What is to be done? Understand the barriers to cooperation, plan through visionary leadership, promote interdependence and communication, and reward teamwork. Unfortunately, no case histories--except a few disguised as quotes here and there--serve to buttress the author's thesis. In addition, he tends toward the philosophical, and this eminently practical problem demands examples. A good start, though, for prompting changes in managerial thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780029153451
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/15/1994
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.70(d)

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