1st Edition

Motivating People in Lean Organizations

ISBN 9780750633758
Published December 16, 1997 by Routledge
320 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

Shortlisted for the prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) best management book of the year, 1997. Motivating People in Lean Organizations is the essential guide for managers who need to motivate employees and promote new forms of career development.

In organizations that have been delayered, career progression is often stunted. The best talent may jump ship at a time when they're most needed, leaving less capable employees to fill the space.

This book focuses on: implementation of motivational strategies, appropriate internal communications, new career development structures, reward and recognition of achievement.

Motivating People in Lean Organizations is idea for HR/training managers and directors. Line managers, team leaders and internal communications managers will also find this of great benefit.

Linda Holbeche is Director of Research at Roffey Park Management Institute. She has been studying career development in organizations with flatter structures for several years and is the author of Career Development: The impact of flatter structures on careers.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Andrew Mayo; Introduction; The effect of lean organizations on employees; Communications; Developing the organization through teamworking and leadership; Introducing structure change: a strategic approach; The Operations Development Project at Thresher; Introducing lean organizations: cross-cultural experiences by Linda Holbeche and Michel Syrett; Motivating and retaining people: the roles of the line manager and the Human Resource professional; Changing roles; The new employee; Should organizations care about career management?; (Changing) Great Expectations Economic stability 1950s to 1980s; Career management: what works in the new structures?; Mobilizing development; Supporting development; Reward and recognition; Conclusion; References and further reading; Index.

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'The cover states that the book is ideal for HR training managers and directors, and that line managers, team leaders and internal communications managers will also find it of great benefit. I do not always concur with the hyperbole that often appears on book covers. In this case, I do.'
Dr Kenneth Lysons FInstAM Chief Examiner

Press coverage of previous reports on this theme by the same author:
'These findings should set alarm bells ringing in the boardrooms'
The Times, March 1996

'As Roffey Park's Holbeche has discovered, it is increasingly the people with the qualifications to succeed inside the organization who are moving outside, leaving the cynics, the traumatised survivors and the clock-watchers behind.'
Management Today, November 1995

'This latest research shows clearly that when an organization decides to delayer itself potential effects on individual employees must form part of the equation.'
Personnel Today, January 1995