Positive Management: Increasing Employee Productivity
Business Expert Press, May 28, 2010 - Business & Economics - 142 pages
A mythology has arisen in American business that being 'tough' and unreasonable are keys to extracting high productivity from employees. But profound demographic and cultural changes are suggesting just the opposite. This book explains how to achieve higher productivity through positive management and how to use PM in a variety of situations, including difficult and negative ones.
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