Releasing employees' full potential and instilling a responsibility-oriented culture remains the best way to compete in a "do more with less" business climate. In this new edition of one of the most effective business fables ever written, coauthors Blanchard, Carlos and Randolph illustrate three simple (although not easy-to-achieve) keys that organizations can use to effectively tap into the knowledge, experience, and motivation power that people already have:
- Share information with everyone
- Create autonomy through boundaries
- Replace the old hierarchy with self-managed teams
The new introduction dispels the notion that empowerment is a bygone fad. No matter what its name, the essential concept—that organizations can achieve extraordinary results by recognizing and taking advantage of the skills, experience, and knowledge already existing in the organization—will always be relevant.
The new epilogue describes obstacles companies have encountered and overcome and outlines empowerment strategies that have proved successful during the fifteen years the authors have been consulting, researching, and refining these concepts.
Although sometimes arduous, the journey to empowerment is well worth making. In fact, unleashing the power of people in an organization may be the only way to continue to do business in a competitive, complicated marketplace.
"The most truthful, straight-talk book on managing people to come along in eons. This is an exceptional tool for business."
~ Harvey Mackay, author of Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
Category: Managing organizations
Publication date: 1996
Edition description: Revised and updated
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)
Also available in paperback, audio, and e-reader formats