Weirdos in the Workplace: The New Normal--Thriving in the Age of the Individual [Secure eReader]
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eBook by John Putzier
eBook Category: Business
eBook Description: One employee always wears the same outfit to work, another talks to herself all day, another moonlights as a stripper, another has fierce body odor, and still another adorns his cubicle with hateful messages about his boss. As a manager, what should you do about such behavior? The best answers aren't obvious! Your most innovative and productive people are often your strangest, and while weirdness can be rooted in brilliance, it can also be a real annoyance that serves no purpose. Like it or not, as modern culture embraces the individual, weirdos-anyone different from you!--become more commonplace. In Weirdos in the Workplace, top human resources consultant John Putzier explains how managers can harness the natural weirdness often found in high performers at every level, while curbing behavior that's disruptive. Putzier presents 32 fascinating, real-world case studies to illustrate the legal, human resources, and business ramifications of unusual behavior in the workplace, and which solutions are most effective. This book explains how to * Manage unconventional people by understanding why they behave as they do, and what to do about it * Migrate toward a high-performing organization built around the individual, and foster an environment that attracts, motivates, and retains the best and brightest * Tap your own natural weirdness and find your niche by integrating your abilities, interests, and the market. Weirdos in the Workplace is for every manager, human resources professional, or coworker who deals with unorthodox employees and their behaviors. This book also helps you maximize your performance and value by recognizing your own inner weirdo.
eBook Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall/Financial Times Prentice Hall
Fictionwise Release Date: January 2006