Executives love to plan and introduce new business strategies. They begin with fanfare and celebratory kickoffs. Then come territorial road shows, intranet sites touting the strategies and the “strategy T-shirts, the strategy posters, the strategy mouse pads, the strategy screen savers and the strategy wallet cards.” Each new tactical initiative means new “rules of survival” for employees, who find such cultural upheavals unnerving. Employee cultures are “initiative-weary and -wary.” The solution to this dilemma can be easy to understand but difficult to accomplish: Leaders must get their employee cultures to commit – emotionally and practically – to their organizations’ interests, plans and activities. Employee-commitment expert and best-selling author Stan Slap explains how to reach this critical goal in witty and engaging detail.
About the Author
Stan Slap is founder and CEO of SLAP Company, an international consulting and management development firm. He also wrote Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers.