The Human Element: Productivity, Self-Esteem, and the Bottom Line

The Human Element: Productivity, Self-Esteem, and the Bottom Line

by Will Schutz, Will Schultz




Shows how to enhance our performance and improve our organizations by developing healthier self-concepts of ourselves and in others. A personal development and leadership guide to creating a work environment where self-determination and openness are the rule, offers strategies for heightening our awareness of ourselves and others as a key factor in shaping our relationships to work.

Offers a field-tested approach to improving organizational effectiveness, introducing innovative tools and exercises—including the concordance model of decision making, the Team Compatibility Index for team building, the Work Relations Index for improved individual performance, and the leader as completer concept of leadership—to promote creativity and openness at work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555426125
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/01/1994
Series: Management Series
Edition description: 1st
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author

WILL SCHUTZ is president of Will Schutz Associates, an international training and consulting firm that helps organizations improve the quality of relationships that lead to greater personal empowerment and group productivity. An early architect of Esalen, the acclaimed center for New Age research and practice, Schutz has served on the faculties of Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Albert Einstein Medical School. His FIRO-B questionnaire is internationally recognized as one of the premier instruments in the field of human relations. He is author of eight books, including Joy (1967), a national bestseller, and The Truth Option (1984).

Table of Contents


A New Way of Making Sense of Ourselves and Our Relationships: Inclusion, Control, and Openness.

The Basis for Personal and Professional Effectiveness: Self-Concept and Self-Esteem.


Open Teamwork: Building Compatible and Productive Teams.

Optimal Individual Performance: Enhancing Performance and Unblocking Creativity.

Concordance Decision Making: Developing Better Decisions That Everyone Supports.

Redefining Leadership and Creating the Human-Element Organization.

Conclusion: The Real Bottom Line: Productive, High Self-Esteem, and Successful People and Organizations.

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