The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First
Jeffrey PfefferISBN: 0875848419; 9780875848419;
Why is common sense so uncommon when it comes to managing people? How is it that so many seemingly intelligent organizations implement harmful management practices and ideas? With his provocative new book The Human Equation , bestselling author Jeffrey Pfeffer examines why much of the current conventional wisdom is wrong and asks us to re-think the way managers link people with organizational performance. Pfeffer masterfully builds a powerful business case for managing people effectively--not just because it makes for good corporate policy, but because it results in outstanding performance and profits. Challenging current thinking and practice, Pfeffer: *Reveals the costs of downsizing--and provides alternatives. *Identifiestroubling trends in compensation, and suggests better practices. *Explains why even the smartest managers sometimes manage people unwisely. *Demonstrates how market-based forces can fail to create good people management ...