Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees as If They're Real People

by: Rodd Wagner


Abstract: New York Times bestselling author Rodd Wagner tackles one of the most destructive problems facing organizations today—the breakdown of the relationship between them and their employees. "Your people are not your greatest asset. They're not yours, and they're not assets." With this declaration, one of the leading authorities on employee performance rolls up his sleeves against the weasel words, contradictions, bad habits, and intrusions that reduce people to "human resources," to "FTEs," to "human capital"—to flesh-and-blood widgets. Armed with empirical evidence from the provocative studies he leads around the globe, Wagner guides you through the new realities of what it takes to get the highest levels of intensity from people in a more mercenary, skeptical, and wired work world. He explains how elements such as individualization, fearlessness, transparency, recognition, and coolness are reciprocated with loyalty, productivity, innovation, and—inescapably—corporate reputation.
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Title: Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees as If They're Real People

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2015 Rodd Wagner

ISBN: 9780071847780

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Rodd Wagner is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the foremost authorities on employee motivation and collaboration. His books, speeches, and research focus on how human nature affects business strategy. Wagner serves as a strategic advisor to senior executives on the best ways to increase their personal effectiveness and their organizations' performance.

Description: New York Times bestselling author Rodd Wagner tackles one of the most destructive problems facing organizations today—the breakdown of the relationship between them and their employees. "Your people are not your greatest asset. They're not yours, and they're not assets." With this declaration, one of the leading authorities on employee performance rolls up his sleeves against the weasel words, contradictions, bad habits, and intrusions that reduce people to "human resources," to "FTEs," to "human capital"—to flesh-and-blood widgets. Armed with empirical evidence from the provocative studies he leads around the globe, Wagner guides you through the new realities of what it takes to get the highest levels of intensity from people in a more mercenary, skeptical, and wired work world. He explains how elements such as individualization, fearlessness, transparency, recognition, and coolness are reciprocated with loyalty, productivity, innovation, and—inescapably—corporate reputation.