Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do and What To Do About It

Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do and What To Do About It

by Ferdinand Fournies (Author)

Synopsis

Invaluable." - "Success". "In simple, straightforward language, Fournies offers practical solutions to the problems of employee performance ...[This book] should be on the desk of anyone who manages others." - "Entrepeneur". The top 10 reasons employees don't do what they're supposed to do are: they don't know why they should do it; they don't know how to do it; they don't know what they are supposed to do; they think your way will not work; they think their way is better; they think something else is more important; they think they are doing it; they are punished for doing it; they are rewarded for not doing it; it's beyond their personal limits; and, no one could do it.This book tells you how to avoid or handle each situation and the 6 other reasons that comprise the total list of reasons employees don't do their jobs. Universally praised and a perennial best seller, this book made "The New York Times" business bestseller list in early 1998 - 10 years after it came out! Why? Competition to attract and keep good employees is fiercer than ever. Today's employers need the no-nonsense people-management skills this book teaches. Based on real experiences of 25,000 managers surveyed by a Columbia Graduate School of Business professor, this results-oriented guide - newly updated for today's changing workplace - provides proven, straightforward methods that work on real jobs, in real businesses, in the real world. This updated edition also gives you new input from 5000 additional managers, plus more help with temp workers, service industries, flex time, computers, telecommuting, stress, and safety!

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 183
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Published: 01 May 1999

ISBN 10: 0071342559
ISBN 13: 9780071342551

Author Bio
Ferdinand F. Fournies, internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and professor at Columbia's Graduate School of Business is now retired.