Bringing out the best in people
| Bringing out the best in people
by Aubrey C. Daniels
By Aubrey C. Daniels
A powerfully positive system for gaining maximum performance from every employee. Backed by performance management case studies at 3M, Xerox, Kodak, and other major firms, this book gives managers the tools to permanently revitalize productivity.
The classic bestseller on performance management is updated to reflect changes in today's working environment. When an employer needs to know how to gain maximum performance from employees, renowned behavioral psychologist--Aubrey Daniels is the man to consult.
Dr. Daniels' writings are a practical guide to the application of behavioral principles in organizational settings. As such this book is second to none and a must read for those charged with the responsibility of managing performance. This approach has time and time again proven very effective, yielding dividends for those who have seriously attempted to understand and apply behavioral principles in the workplace. Although the book focuses primarily on applications in business, it also demonstrates relevance to peoples' personal life by describing how we should treat others to maximize performance and build good relationships.
All-new material shows how to: create effective recognition and rewards systems in line with today's employees want; Stimulate innovations and creativity in new and exciting ways; overcome problems associated with poorly educated workers; motivate young employees from the minute they join the workforce.
The concepts are explained very well and he does a very nice job drawing out the implications to specific examples that most readers will immediately relate to.
Aubrey Daniels has made the remarkable accomplishment of writing a book that is both strongly based in the science of behavior analysis, as easy to read and to use. This is one of the books that has been written about business, also it demonstrates that business is behavior.
Business is behavior - every action, every decision, every change in company viability is the result of what employees say and do, from corporate leadership to non-management staff. Business leaders are continually searching for the answers to why do people do what they do? How can we get them to consistently do more than just what is required? How can we increase creativity? And how can we sustain high levels of performance?
The answers are found in this book.
Dr. Daniels and his staff have helped thousands of clients achieve significant financial targets by bringing out the best in their employees. They have seen how society has changed and how the “new” workers have been affected by those changes. Yet, by continuously testing their methodology against these new conditions and people, they have proven that getting better results is a direct outcome of how you manage behavior.
This book should be read by any one who has ever been disappointed by an attempt to reward or by an attempt to be rewarded. This includes managers, parents, ministers and anyone else who is expected to influence and motivate others.
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