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Naked Management

Bare Essentials For Motivating The X-Generation At Work, 1st Edition

By Marc H. Muchnick

CRC Press

152 pages

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Paperback: 9781574440614
pub: 1996-04-23
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With highly negative stereotypes circulating about "X'ers," all managers have a clear and justifiable prerogative for reading Naked Management if they want to successfully navigate through what has been dubbed the "X-Crisis." Learn how to overcome worker apathy and management resentment.

Naked Management is the first book to provide honest, practical guidelines for managers who need to deal with motivating the "X-Generation" and creating a positive impact on morale and productivity while putting a halt to turnover. Learn the critical tools both managers and younger employees need to put to use in order to create and maintain a successful workplace environment. Through a wide variety of exercises, management and employees alike have opportunities to explore feelings, evaluate performance and management techniques, define personal identity, and complete checklists on such topics as responsibility and management values.

Let actual case examples demonstrate how the NAKED model impacts the work life of managers and X'ers in such organizations as PepsiCo, Ritz-Carlton hotels, NationsBank, Kinko's, Tulane University, Jiffy Lube, and United Airlines.


"Naked Management is a must-read…Dr. Muchnick has successfully tapped into Generations X's core values…"

-R. Luis Batz, Chapter President, American Society for Training and Development

"Naked Management covers the concepts and theories that are vital to successfully manage the X-Generation. It is required reading for all managers in the '90s."

-James Arnaez, III, Burger King Corporation

"The perfect guide for the managers who want to develop the skills it takes to meet the challenges of today's labor pool."

-Robert Rosario, Four Seasons Hotel

"Managing and motivating the X-Generation workforce is one of the key human resources issues that companies face today. Finally, Marc Muchnick gives every manager a win-win strategy for maximizing X'er performance and job satisfaction"

-Steve Shinider, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP

"My staff members are enthusiastic and excited about Naked Management. I am absolutely thrilled with their response."

-Carol Gavel, Kinko's Copy Centers

Table of Contents


A Word on Naked Management and Diversity

The X-Crisis

Top Ten Complaints About the X-Workforce

Crisis at a Glance

The Economy From Hell

Over-X-Tended, Under-X-Pended

Stuck in the Mud

X'ercise 1: Testing the Waters

Getting Naked

Top Ten Reasons to Manage Naked

You Might as Well Strip

The Naked Challenge

The NAKED Model Exposed

A Naked Frame of Mind

Naked Checklist: Getting Naked

X-ercise 2: Bare Essentials

Necessary Freedom

Top Ten Things Managers Do That Suffocate X'ers

In X'ers We Trust

NAKED Success X'er Profile: The Levy Restaurants

A Long, Long Rope

NAKED Success X'er Profile: The Home Depot

No Room to Sneeze

Mutual Benefits

Naked Checklist: Necessary Freedom

X'ercise 3: In the Name of Freedom

Active Involvement

Top Ten Uses for an X'er Suggestion Box

When I Want Your Opinion I'll Give It to You

A Say in the Action

NAKED Success X'er Profile: PepsiCo, Inc.

Bored, Not Lazy

Naked Checklist: Active Involvement

X'ercise 4: The Power of Suggestion

Key Recognition

Top Ten Ways to De-Motivate X'ers

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

Positive Pays Off

NAKED Success X'ers Profile: Nations Bank

The Carrot and the Stick

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Dryclean U.S.A.

The Desirability Factor

Naked Checklist: Key Recognition

X'ercise 5: What Makes 'Em Tick


Top Ten Things X'ers Want to Tell Workaholic Managers

What Do You Mean You've Got a Life?

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Kinko's

Empathy vs. Sympathy

An Earful Goes a Long Way

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Mirage Resorts


Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Naked Checklist: Empathy

X'ercise 6: In Their Shoes

Direct Communication

lop Ten Reasons for Manager-X'er Communication Gaps

Spelling It Out

lhe Naked Contract

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Jiffy Lube

Letting 'Em Know Where They Stand

NAKED Success X'er Profile: United Airlines

It's How You Say It

Naked Checklist: Direct Communication

X'ercise 7: Clearing the Air

Naked Proof

Top Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Make Naked Management Fail

Whatever You Do, Don't Measure It

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Tulane University: Staying on Track: The Naked Tracking System

Lip Service 101

NAKED Success X'er Profile: Office Depot :The Return on Investment

Naked Checklist: Naked Proof

X'ercise 8: On the Right Track

Recommended Reading


About the Author

Naked Management Seminars, Workshops, Speaking Engagements


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science