Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
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These Management and Workplace Culture books range from advice on radical change to strategic solutions and provide practical examples and innovative approaches for managing your people, how your people manage and represent your product, and how you and your people manage to be happy at and in their work. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
If you're going to read 40 business books published in 2016, make them this 40—or, I suppose, choose from among them. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
David Burkus provides us with a great list of seemingly heretical ideas to make out businesses more efficient. READ FULL DESCRIPTION
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.