Titel: Work Naked Peak Performance
Eight Essential Principles for Peak Performance in the Virtual Workplace.
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam.
John Wiley & Sons
10. Mai 2001 - kartoniert - 320 Seiten
Alternative workstyles can be a way to attract, retain, and motivate talented employees
"Enlightening, enjoyable, and extremely practical . . . offers real clarity about what is wrong with the way most companies work, plus exact directions on how to fix each and every office foolishness. Do what Froggatt says and watch your employees productivity rise."--Scott Shuster, BusinessWeek
Corporate and individual resistance to new ways of working are often imbedded within a company's culture--and can stifle change and hinder productivity. Organized around eight simple yet critical principles of the new workplace, Work Naked challenges long-held beliefs about the appropriate time, place, look, and feel of productivity in the knowledge era, showing how a wealth of hidden potential can be released by giving employees the freedom to work how, when, and where they want. Cindy Froggatt suggests workplace options that can help balance work and personal life, and helps managers address the needs of the many knowledge workers who require a greater degree of autonomy to perform, create, and innovate. She presents numerous examples of companies of different sizes and types that have instituted telework or alternative programs--and clearly explains the benefits and pitfalls of implementing them.
Cindy Froggatt (New York, NY) is Principal of Froggatt Consulting, whose clients include Compaq, Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, and Nova Corporation.
Introduction: The Origin of "Work Naked".
Why Work Naked? The Eight Work Naked Principles.
PRINCIPLE #1 Initiative: Shedding the layers of complacency, fear of change and resistance to new ways of working.
PRINCIPLE #2 Trust: Shedding the layers of management control, outdated performance measures, and mistrust.
PRINCIPLE #3 Joy: Shedding the layers of overwork, high stress, and sleep deprivation.
PRINCIPLE #4 Individuality: Shedding the layers of conformity, one-size-fits-all routines, and fixed work hours.
PRINCIPLE #5 Equality: Shedding the layers of hierarchy, status symbol, and dress codes.
PRINCIPLE #6 Dialogue: Shedding the layers of one-way communication, misunderstanding, and idea-hoarding.
PRINCIPLE #7 Connectivity: Shedding the layers of geographic boundaries, reliance on co-location, and misuse of technology.
PRINCIPLE #8 Workplace Options: Shedding the layers of unproductive work environments, dreary home offices, and long commutes between them.
Summary and Resources.
Companies Profiled in the Book.
CYNTHIA C. FROGGATT principal of Froggatt Consulting, (New York, New York) advises Fortune 500 companies on aligning workplace strategies with business plans. She is frequently quoted on the topics of remote and mobile work strategies, overcoming resistance to change, and the virtual workplace in a variety of media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Home Office Computing, the San Jose Mercury News, Stern Business Journal, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition.
"the appealing title and Froggatt's connections to major business media will yield a strong start" (Publishers Weekly, May 28, 2001)
Consultant Froggatt explores employer and employee attitudes about working from home as the traditional office diminishes in importance. (Publishers Weekly, June 2001)
"her thought-provoking examination of this timely topic is presented in a comprehendible style" (Library Journal, May 15, 2001 )
"...essential reading for anyone seriously concerned with or committed to creating new work arrangements that really try to meet the needs of 21st century professionals..." (Professional Manager, January 2002)