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Driving Fear Out of the Workplace: Creating the High-Trust, High-Performance Organization

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Much has changed since Driving Fear Out of the Workplace first made the undiscussable discussable back in 1991. Advances in technology, new employee/employer relations, and the corporate push to optimize intellectual capital have introduced a host of new workplace anxieties that, left unaddressed, can seriously inhibit individual performance and cripple a company's ability ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 17th 1998 by Jossey-Bass
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Laura
Jun 04, 2016 Laura rated it liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Narda Pierce
Posits that employees whose work is motivated by fear are less useful than employees who are driven by a sense of being valued by their employer. Doesn’t spend a lot of time proving that thesis, which I really want to be true. Lists a lot of pretty obvious ways cultures of fear are created. One I hadn’t really thought of – “poorly managed personnel systems.” (72, 81). I’ve seen one of those help push a lot of folks out of the door, but I don’t know that it was about fear so much as frustration. ...more
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Aug 08, 2012 JoAnn rated it liked it
Speaks to the art of leadership; I consider it a forerunner to the current healthy discussions on emotional intelligence. Like many other books, speaks more to what people and organizations can do as opposed to what they can be.
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