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Author Herman, Stanley M., 1928-

Title A force of ones : reclaiming individual power in a time of teams, work groups, and other crowds / Stanley M. Herman
Edition First edition
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1994]


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Description xxi, 261 pages ; 22 cm
Summary In A Force of Ones Herman acclaims the power of the individual in the workplace and reminds us all of the importance of ones; a team - and its organization - after all, can only be effective when individual members are capable and self-assured. He offers guidelines and exercises to help you identify your particular strengths and hone them to achieve self-empowerment and satisfaction at work. Through stories and poems he illustrates how to use these important tools to increase self-understanding and focus clearly on priorities. Herman demonstrates ways to make more powerful contact with others through individual initiative networks, and to function effectively amidst the power and political dynamics in your organization
Individuals face intense pressure to conform in today's team-oriented workplaces, where one-size-fits-all behaviors are often fostered by such programs as total quality management and employee involvement. In the process, both organizations and individuals lose a vital advantage. For as Stan Herman argues, even in a world of groups, individuality remains the key to inventive solutions and organizational success
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 255) and index
Subject Individuality.
Interpersonal relations.
Teams in the workplace.
LC no. 93023617
ISBN 1555425615 (acid-free paper)