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The rightsizing remedy : how managers can respond to the downsizing dilemma, Charles F. Hendricks

Label
The rightsizing remedy : how managers can respond to the downsizing dilemma
Title
The rightsizing remedy
Title remainder
how managers can respond to the downsizing dilemma
Statement of responsibility
Charles F. Hendricks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Business conditions are fundamentally changing the employment relationship between American workers and large companies. Over the past decade, several million managers and professional employees have been laid off not only from their jobs but their careers. "White-collar layoffs" have become a fact of life for corporate America. Survivors often lack loyalty to their organizations because downsizing has become an annual rite of headcutting." "Downsizing, the proclaimed cure for what ails American business, has become a dilemma to managers. It has not delivered tangible long-term results and has weakened intangible long-term values. All of this is happening at a time when America desperately needs a motivated, creative, and innovative work force. To remain competitive in world markets, restructured companies will require fiercely loyal employees who will support new ideas and take risks - because their jobs are not always on the line." "The Rightsizing Remedy is a wake-up call to managers and employees alike on how to respond to the downsizing dilemma by taking a more holistic, intuitive, and most of all, humanistic approach to human resource management. The concept of "rightsizing," according to Charles F. Hendricks, encompasses much more than extrapolating "business as usual" approaches into an uncharted future." "Hendricks shows how to:" "Eliminate "by the numbers" cost cutting to rebuild employee loyalty and produce superior products and services." "Shape employment strategies to coincide with the trends occurring in the workplace." "Approach problems from the employee's perspective and build a more flexible, human-centered work force." "Corporate restructuring doesn't have to be a nightmare. Hendricks gives you the weapons needed to make restructuring "routine" while providing managers and employees with a clearer measure of "loyalty-up/loyalty-down.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendricks, Charles F
Index
index present
LC call number
HD69.S5
LC item number
H46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industries
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Organizational change
  • Career development
  • Entreprises
  • Entreprises
  • Changement organisationnel
  • Plan de carrière
  • Career development
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Industries
  • Organizational change
  • United States
Label
The rightsizing remedy : how managers can respond to the downsizing dilemma, Charles F. Hendricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Negative Management Points. Hiring At-Will. Qualified versus Quantified Candidates. The Marginal Marketplace. Going to Work. What's My Line? How Now, Brown Cow! The Position Proposal. Defining Teamwork. Ranks and Rates. Getting Rewarded. Managing, Not Measurin
  • Prologue -- A Legacy for Future Employees. The Downsizing Dilemma. A Question of Values. Muddling toward the Millennium. Looking beyond the Numbers. The Rightsizing Remedy -- Building a New Employment Relationship. An Alert to Human Resource Managers and a Warning to Readers -- Ch. 1. Remembering the Past -- Pioneers, Paternalists, and Parachutes. Frontier America. America-A New Beginning in Employment Law. The Noble Individual -- Self-Reliant and Mobile. The Emergence of the Doctrine of Employment-at-Will. The Dawn of the Industrial Era. Reform to Welfare: The Beginning of the End. Welfare America. The Age of Institutions. The Institutional Individual -- Committed and Dependent. A Growing Welfare Web. A Nation of At-Will Employees. Restructured America. The Gathering Storm. Learning that Small Is Beautiful. The Smokeless Smokestack. The Outsourcing Outbreak. Life in the New "Fortune 100," Baby Boomers and Musical Chairs. The Exorcism Bandwagon. Winners and Losers. A New Epidemic -- Ch. 2. Forsaking the Present -- Old Solutions for Insoluble Problems. The Misguided Search for Villains. World War II Revisited. Wall Street Blues. Corporate "Rip Van Winkles," Attacking the Messenger. Pioneering the Last American Frontier. Poor Mr. Comerford. At-Will Exceptions. California, Here I Come. A Legal Nightmare. A Case of Corporate Schizophrenia. The Warning Is on the Label. The Rush to Halfway Houses. Comforting the Survivors. When Lightning Strikes Twice. A Crash Course in Becoming Airborne. Midlife Surprises. Network Overload. Free Agents in a Closed Shop. The New Radical -- Ch. 3. Visioning the Future -- New Workplace Trends and Opportunities. A Sprouting Spiritualism. Beyond the "Is God Dead?" Era. The Power of Ethics. The Born-Again Institution. The Global Glue. The Transnational Corporation. Expatriates, Host Country, and Third Country Nationals. Blurring of National Employment Laws. The Fickle Future. The Obsolescence of Tomorrow. Routinized Restructuring. The Dynamic Job Description. The Quality Quest. The Search for Snow White. Following the Call. The Oath of Allegiance. The Downsized Demographics. Boomers, Busters, and Boomets. The Sunset of Social Security. Selecting Successive Careers. The High-Tech Household. The Illiterate Ph. D. Rezoned Residences. Picking Parallel Positions. The Professionalization Push. Societies of Professionals. Lateral Welfare Webs. Functional Representation. The Grass-Roots Grip. The Stakes for States. "Carrots" and "Sticks" Geographic Representation. The Information Implosion. Feeding the Mushrooms. Knowledge Worker Unrest. The Corporate Sunshine Law. The Constitutionalized Company. Corporate Citizenship. The "Bill" of Rights. The Autonomous Employee -- Ch. 4. Empowering the Autonomous Employee -- A Time of Choices. Long-Term Versus Short-Term Employment. In the Long Run We Are All Dead! Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover. One Small Step for Man. Knowing When to Stay. Knowing When to Leave. Expressed Versus Implied Bargains. Good Fences and Bad Neighbors. The Downside of Institutional Memory. The Upside of Truth-in-Advertising. Good Faith and "Fear" Dealing. The People's Court. Big Versus Small Employers. Does Employer Size Really Matter? When Is Big "Too Big"? When Is Small "Too Small"? Motherships and Satellites. The "Networked" Organization. Employer Versus Profession. Why Do You "Cut Stones"? The "Occupational Core," The Shaky Staff Branches. Before the Bough Breaks. People Make All the Difference. Full-Time Versus Part-Time Employment. What "Time" Is It? Part-Time Employees or Employers. Who Owns the Rest of Me? The Disappearance of Leisure Time. After All, It Is About "Time"! -- Ch. 5. Human Beings at Work -- A Voyage Back to the Future. Coming on Board. Rightsizing Avoids Downsizing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781556236549
Lccn
91037138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24589769
  • (OCoLC)ocm24589769
Label
The rightsizing remedy : how managers can respond to the downsizing dilemma, Charles F. Hendricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Negative Management Points. Hiring At-Will. Qualified versus Quantified Candidates. The Marginal Marketplace. Going to Work. What's My Line? How Now, Brown Cow! The Position Proposal. Defining Teamwork. Ranks and Rates. Getting Rewarded. Managing, Not Measurin
  • Prologue -- A Legacy for Future Employees. The Downsizing Dilemma. A Question of Values. Muddling toward the Millennium. Looking beyond the Numbers. The Rightsizing Remedy -- Building a New Employment Relationship. An Alert to Human Resource Managers and a Warning to Readers -- Ch. 1. Remembering the Past -- Pioneers, Paternalists, and Parachutes. Frontier America. America-A New Beginning in Employment Law. The Noble Individual -- Self-Reliant and Mobile. The Emergence of the Doctrine of Employment-at-Will. The Dawn of the Industrial Era. Reform to Welfare: The Beginning of the End. Welfare America. The Age of Institutions. The Institutional Individual -- Committed and Dependent. A Growing Welfare Web. A Nation of At-Will Employees. Restructured America. The Gathering Storm. Learning that Small Is Beautiful. The Smokeless Smokestack. The Outsourcing Outbreak. Life in the New "Fortune 100," Baby Boomers and Musical Chairs. The Exorcism Bandwagon. Winners and Losers. A New Epidemic -- Ch. 2. Forsaking the Present -- Old Solutions for Insoluble Problems. The Misguided Search for Villains. World War II Revisited. Wall Street Blues. Corporate "Rip Van Winkles," Attacking the Messenger. Pioneering the Last American Frontier. Poor Mr. Comerford. At-Will Exceptions. California, Here I Come. A Legal Nightmare. A Case of Corporate Schizophrenia. The Warning Is on the Label. The Rush to Halfway Houses. Comforting the Survivors. When Lightning Strikes Twice. A Crash Course in Becoming Airborne. Midlife Surprises. Network Overload. Free Agents in a Closed Shop. The New Radical -- Ch. 3. Visioning the Future -- New Workplace Trends and Opportunities. A Sprouting Spiritualism. Beyond the "Is God Dead?" Era. The Power of Ethics. The Born-Again Institution. The Global Glue. The Transnational Corporation. Expatriates, Host Country, and Third Country Nationals. Blurring of National Employment Laws. The Fickle Future. The Obsolescence of Tomorrow. Routinized Restructuring. The Dynamic Job Description. The Quality Quest. The Search for Snow White. Following the Call. The Oath of Allegiance. The Downsized Demographics. Boomers, Busters, and Boomets. The Sunset of Social Security. Selecting Successive Careers. The High-Tech Household. The Illiterate Ph. D. Rezoned Residences. Picking Parallel Positions. The Professionalization Push. Societies of Professionals. Lateral Welfare Webs. Functional Representation. The Grass-Roots Grip. The Stakes for States. "Carrots" and "Sticks" Geographic Representation. The Information Implosion. Feeding the Mushrooms. Knowledge Worker Unrest. The Corporate Sunshine Law. The Constitutionalized Company. Corporate Citizenship. The "Bill" of Rights. The Autonomous Employee -- Ch. 4. Empowering the Autonomous Employee -- A Time of Choices. Long-Term Versus Short-Term Employment. In the Long Run We Are All Dead! Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover. One Small Step for Man. Knowing When to Stay. Knowing When to Leave. Expressed Versus Implied Bargains. Good Fences and Bad Neighbors. The Downside of Institutional Memory. The Upside of Truth-in-Advertising. Good Faith and "Fear" Dealing. The People's Court. Big Versus Small Employers. Does Employer Size Really Matter? When Is Big "Too Big"? When Is Small "Too Small"? Motherships and Satellites. The "Networked" Organization. Employer Versus Profession. Why Do You "Cut Stones"? The "Occupational Core," The Shaky Staff Branches. Before the Bough Breaks. People Make All the Difference. Full-Time Versus Part-Time Employment. What "Time" Is It? Part-Time Employees or Employers. Who Owns the Rest of Me? The Disappearance of Leisure Time. After All, It Is About "Time"! -- Ch. 5. Human Beings at Work -- A Voyage Back to the Future. Coming on Board. Rightsizing Avoids Downsizing
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781556236549
Lccn
91037138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24589769
  • (OCoLC)ocm24589769

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