Corporate Abuse: How "lean and Mean" Robs People and Profits

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Macmillan, 1996 - Philosophy - 262 pages
Corporate Abuse is the first book to define this phenomenon and show how and why employees at all levels of the work force are in danger of being mistreated (whether intentionally or unintentionally) by their employers. The book details the ways in which abuse is often built into the policies, structures, and operations of many businesses; how the transition from a manufacturing to an information-based economy has fostered a culture of fear; how abuse acts as a barrier to productivity and innovation; and how corporations are endangering their profit margins and potential for future success by stifling their most important assets in the information age - creative minds.
Corporate Abuse is more than a collection of the sins perpetrated on the working wounded, however. It uses case histories and actual situations to illustrate techniques on how to cope with corporate abuse, how to reintroduce civility into the workplace, how to return integrity to both corporations and their employees - and how both will profit from these changes.

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Working in an Uncivilized World
Civilizing the Workplace
Identifying Abusive Cultures

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Wright has worked as a nurse and midwife all over the world. Of all her varied experiences, it has been discovering her Christian faith that has meant the most to her. Since becoming a mother, she has wanted to make the stories and truths of the Bible more accessible for children in creative ways.

Smye is president of PeopleTech, a division of Right Management Consultants, specializing in planning and implementing organizational change for Fortune 500 companies.

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