The 8 Values of Highly Productive Companies: Creating Wealth from a New Employment Relationship

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Australian Academic Press, 2009 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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A must-have in any manager's library. — Sergio Carlo Maresca, author of BREAKAWAY!

If you think you are doing it right, think again and read this book. — Dr Roxanne Zolin, QUT

An excellent read for organisation specialists. — Hermias C. Hendrikse, Director of Organisation Effectiveness, Etisalat, UAE   The employment relationship as we know it is a relic of the last century. Globalisation, competition and financial pressures are challenging organisations to be more adaptabale. This book offers managers and professionals a new, research-based employment model that will alter the way employees and employers think about their working relationship, aligning the changing needs and interests of individuals and organisations to produce a sustainable, productive and profitable workplace in any financial climate.
 

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Contents

The End of Them and Us
3
The Psychological Contract
17
The New World of Work
28
The Model
39
The New Employment Relationship Model
41
Learning and Earning From Specialist Employment to Flexible Deployment
55
Customer Culture From Internal to Customer Focus
66
Roles Replacing Jobs From Job to Performance Focus
81
Commitment Replacing Loyalty From Loyalty to Commitment
130
Developing the Whole Person From Training to Learning and Development
144
Conquering the Initiative Paradox From Closed to Open Information
155
Applying the Model
173
BottomUp Transformation Corporate Culture Change Cycle
175
The Roadmap A Strategic Framework for Change
192
References
213
Back cover
221

Managing Tribalism From Functional to ProjectBased Work
97
Employee Engagement From Human Dispirit and Work to Human Spirit and Work
114

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Dr Tim Baker is an international consultant and Managing Director of WINNERS-AT-WORK, which specialises in assisting small, medium and large organisations to manage change successfully. Together with being an international consultant, Dr Baker is a published author, executive coach, master trainer, visiting university lecturer and keynote speaker. Dr Baker has conducted major consulting projects in Saudi Arabia, Finland, Canada, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. His clients include IBM, Unilever, Nokia, Boeing, Singapore Airlines, Warner Brothers, Volvo and SAP. Dr Baker has degrees in education and psychology and was awarded a doctoral degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 2005, specialising in workplace culture. Prior to building his consulting practice, he held senior management positions in education, marketing and business services.

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