Just Add Management: Seven Steps to Creating a Productive Workplace and Motivating Your Employees In Challenging Times

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 22, 2002 - Business & Economics - 229 pages
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A manager's tough-love guide to rebuilding corporate value

After more than a decade of experimentation, hands-off managment has proven to be a bust. When managers don't know what their people are doing all day, budgets soar and profits plummet. Just Add Management offers managers a clear, practical program for getting employees back on track by:

  • Refocusing corporate culture on getting work done
  • Setting priorities and align projects with those priorities
  • Creating and enforcing processes and tracking progress

Farzad and Rhonda Dibachi, a seasoned Silicon Valley husband-and-wife management team, bring unique technical and business backgrounds to the book, including expertise in helping companies focus on doing what matters and a mature, hardnosed approach to business.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION The Myth of It
1
CHAPTER 1 The Knowledge Work Murk
7
The Accountability Management System
27
CHAPTER 3 Inspiring and Rewarding Employees
41
The Power of Transparency
61
The Power of Setting and Broadcasting Priorities
75
CHAPTER 6 Figuring Out How to Do It Right Every Time
95
Big Brothers Kind but Firm Older Sister
123
CHAPTER 9 The Diba Diaries
165
CHAPTER10 The Transparency Payback
189
APPENDIX Checklists and Templates
201
Endnotes
221
Bibliography
223
Index
225
About the Authors
230
Copyright

Unleashing the Genius of Your Organization through Knowledge Management
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Farzad Dibachi is the founder and chief executive of Niku. A legend in Silicon Valley, he has appeared on the covers of Upside and Red Herring and has been written about in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Newsweek. Before forming Niku, Mr. Dibachi was the youngest vice president in Oracle's history. He is a frequent speaker at industry events such as the Project Leadership Conference and BusinessWeek conferences.

Rhonda Love Dibachi is the executive vice president of strategy and planning at Niku. She has held positions at Oracle, Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), and General Electric.

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