Why are employees sleepwalking through their jobs without any buy-in or passion? And what can we do about this dangerous epidemic?
As many as two-thirds of our employees are either actively looking for new jobs or merely going through the motions at their current jobs. Fearful and feeling vulnerable after years of watching friends get laid off, they expect the worst to happen, and they see no reason to give it their all. This phenomenon, identified by renowned author Judith M. Bardwick as "the psychological recession," can have a devastating effect on a company's financial health.
Based on extensive research showing how costly bad management really is, this eye-opening book offers concrete prescriptions for combating alarming trends such as high turnover, low productivity, and lackluster performance, including techniques for:
- strengthening the bonds of trust and respect between managers and employees
- customizing working conditions and rewards for individual employees
- hiring for the "best fit" between the organization's core culture and the personal qualities and priorities of the individual
Using hard numbers and current studies that prove the direct connection between a company's financial performance and its employees' commitment, this book is a wake-up call to organizations desperately needing to restore the broken spirits at the heart of their companies, and enhance their bottom lines.
About the Author Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D. (La Jolla, CA) is a highly regarded writer, speaker, and management consultant whose clients have included IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Johnson & Johnson. Prior to forming her consulting business in 1983, she was a professor and associate dean at the University of Michigan. She also served as a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California - San Diego. Her previous books include the national bestseller Danger in the Comfort Zone (978-0-8144-7886-8).
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Name One Foot Out the Door SKU 48.34559 Year published 2007 Page count 240 Publisher Amacom ISBN 9780814480588 Author Judith M. Bardwick Format N/A
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