The biggest management secret is that managers know who is not producing and they know what isn’t working, and they don’t do anything about it. And why not? John H. Zenger argues that shameless managers know productivity is lagging. Every day, says he, managers deliberately overlook people and conditions that limit productivity. While he scolds such oversight, he also offers a cure. Managers must wake up and attend to reversing unproductive trends in their work places. By eliminating bureaucracy, streamlining processes, and giving employees the skills to do excellent work, managers can incite a productivity revolution. This sure-handed, action-oriented guide provides direct suggestions and ready-to-use tools. True to its word - that bigger is not better - this short book will help managers transform their work environments into places where things get done and quickly. If you want to work in, or manage, a place like that, getAbstract recommends this book to you.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to start off a productivity revolution;
- How to get the best out of your team; and
- Why you need to get rid of bureaucracy.
About the Author
John H. Zenger chairs several highly successful training companies. He has a doctorate in business management and taught at the University of Southern California and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also the author of several books on management and teams.