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Principled Productivity
Why Ethical Treatment of Everyone in an Organization Will Result in Increased Productivity

  • Available for pre-order on May 26, 2023. Item will ship after June 16, 2023
ISBN 9781032298412
June 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
152 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book demonstrates that ethical treatment of everyone in an organization will increase productivity in all the functional activities of the organization itself as well as all of its members since it will ensure the growth of the organization as a result of continuous improvements that may have been initiated by management but will be continuously improved due impetus from motivated employees. It achieves this by the presentation of examples and by enumerating a list of critical questions for each function that will provide a metric that will enable establishing goals for improvement.

This book is unique because it requires the decision-maker to examine each potential decision and ask the questions:

-- In what other way can the desired results be achieved that will have the least long-term effects for those employees affected by the decision and the future viability of the organization?

-- When is the right time to implement the decision? The decision may involve a reduction in force (RIF), a potential change in a vendor or a manufacturing process, the formation of a safety team, the installation or modification of an incentive system. The decisions could be involved in manufacturing, logistics. quality or healthcare.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Business Ethics

Chapter 2: Ethical Treatment of employees

Chapter 3: Ethical Treatment of customers

Chapter 4: Ethical Treatment of vendors

Chapter 5: Ethical Treatment of suppliers

Chapter 6: Ethical Treatment of regulatory agencies

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Gerald J. Watson earned a BS and MS in Industrial Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology, was commissioned, spent two years in the Army with the last tour of duty in Viet Nam. His previous teaching experience was as a graduate teaching assistant at his alma mater and at a community college which motivated him to return to earn a Ph.D. (2009) in Industrial and Systems engineering after working as a manufacturing engineer/manager and safety manager and consultant for over thirty years. The terminal degree combined with his experience has enabled him to provide students the tools needed for success in their chosen profession before leaving academia.