Under New Management

Under New Management

How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

Book - 2016
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Houghton
A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management — and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work

Do open floor plans really work? Are there companies that put their employees’ welfare first, and their clients second? Are annual performance reviews necessary?  
  
Dr. David Burkus is a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor who challenges many of the established principles of business management. Drawing on decades of research,  Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but they can be downright counterproductive.   
 
These days, the best companies are breaking the old rules. At some companies, e-mail is now restricted to certain hours, so that employees can work without distraction. Netflix no longer has a standard vacation policy of two to three weeks, but instructs employees to take time off when they feel they need it. And at Valve Software, there are no managers; the employees govern themselves. 
 
The revolutionary insights Burkus reveals here will convince companies to leave behind decades-old management practices and implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale.


This provocative business management book profiles highly successful companies that are experimenting with new strategies and tactics to better engage their employees and customers. The strategies may seem counterintuitive at first, but they are backed by solid, evidence-based behavioral science—and are an integral contributor to these companies’ high performance and customer loyalty. The author provides significant and timely research to bolster his contention that many traditional management approaches need to be upgraded.


Baker & Taylor
Drawing on decades of research, challenges many of the established principles of business management, proving that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work, and urges companies to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale.

Baker
& Taylor

A highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor, drawing on decades of research, challenges many of the established principles of business management, proving that they are outdated, outmoded or simply don't work, and urges companies to implement new ways to enhance productivity and morale. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2016
Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780544630970
0544630971
Branch Call Number: 658 Bur

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