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Author Bardwick, Judith M., 1933-

Title One foot out the door : how to combat the psychological recession that's alienating employees and hurting American business / Judith M. Bardwick
Published New York : AMACOM, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Contents Topsy-turvy : the sky is falling! -- The psychological recession -- Feelings matter : "soft" is "hard" -- Bad management is (really) expensive -- Good management (really) makes money -- Commitment and engagement, not morale and satisfaction -- Create significant relationships between bosses and subordinates -- Strengthen the bond with employees by customizing -- Achieve a best fit -- Staying ahead of the curve -- How are we doing economically? -- A twenty-first century safety net -- Psychology is more important than economics
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-216) and index
Notes English
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Subject Psychology, Industrial -- United States
Employees -- United States -- Attitudes
Employee morale -- United States
Management -- Psychological aspects
Quality of work life -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
Employee morale
Employees -- Attitudes
Management -- Psychological aspects
Psychology, Industrial
Quality of work life
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814409503
Other Titles Psychological recession that's alienating employees and hurting American business
Recession that's alienating employees and hurting American business