New Normal, Radical Shift

New Normal, Radical Shift

by Neela Bettridge, Philip Whiteley


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New Normal, Radical Shift by Neela Bettridge, Philip Whiteley

Our traditional ways of looking at economics, business and politics are not fit for purpose. The causes of the recent crisis were behavioural and international, but our measures are superficial and financial, recorded at a national or company level. This is combined with a fervent quest for endless ’growth’, no matter how unsustainable. Theory has to catch up with reality. Many books chart different courses for economic and business management but New Normal, Radical Shift is different. Using examples from international organizations around the world, it analyses not only the business model that failed, but challenges wider economic and political beliefs that employees’ interests always conflict with those of managers and business owners. Neela Bettridge and Philip Whiteley argue that the right messages about good practice in business struggle to be heard, not because of indifference or inertia, but because dysfunctional philosophies are still supported not only within business and business schools, but also within political circles and by trade unions, NGOs and others campaigning for workers’ rights. The central belief of the ’old normal’ is that profits are made by exploiting workers and the environment. In this book the authors’ arguments - all supported by exemplary case studies -demonstrate that this belief is false, opening up enormous possibilities in a ’new normal’ of enhanced working lives, environmental protection and business success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409455745
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Neela Bettridge, a founding partner of Article 13 Group, is an executive coach and mentor and a skilled practitioner in the field of governance and responsible business. She has a business degree and qualifications in environmental law and coaching. Neela's career started at Saatchi & Saatchi, implementing marketing and communications strategies for BA, BP, Galileo and Gillette. She has also worked with the development charity Action Aid, and as CEO of an environmental charity. Neela's current clients range from government departments to FTSE 100 companies. Philip Whiteley is an author and journalist, specialising in the working environment and business performance. His book ’Meet the New Boss’ was shortlisted for the 2010/2011 Chartered Management Institute-British Library Management Book of the Year Awards. Philip has written or co-written eight books. He is a member of the Society of Authors, and a Subject Matter Expert for the Chartered Management Institute.

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