Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

Author: Kathleen D. Ryan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Restore Creativity and Trust to Your Workplace Much has changed since Driving Fear Out of the Workplace first made the undiscussable discussable back in 1991. Advances in technology, new employee/employer relations, and the corporate push to optimize intellectual capital have introduced a host of new workplace anxieties that, left unaddressed, can seriously inhibit individual performance and cripple a company's ability to compete. Which is why, in this revised edition, authors Ryan and Oestreich revisit their original, best-selling work to confront the fears that permeate today's organizations--so that they can become the high-trust, high-performance organizations of tomorrow. This insightful book digs deeply into the root causes of fear and the pervasive 'flu of mistrust' that weakens motivation and commitment. --Terrence E. Deal and M. K. Key, authors of Corporate Celebration: Play, Purpose, and Passion at Work You'll discover: * How fear prevents people from doing their best * How fear operates in organizations How to build business relationships without fear...and much more! This work is a timely antidote to the insecurities of workers faced with the pervasive push toward leaner, meaner organizations.

Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

Author: Kathleen D. Ryan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781555425098
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Focuses on the missing ingredient in the quality movement--the human element--and is filled with many practical suggestions and insights on how to unleash the creative talent and ideas of the vast majority of people who live and work on four of their eight cylinders, primarily out of fear. --Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D., author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People This widely-praised book shows managers and executives how to eliminate fear, encourage quality performance, and increase corporate competitiveness. You'll discover: How fear prevents people from doing their best How fear operates in organizations The repercussions of speaking up How to build relationships without fear This work is a timely antidote to the insecurities of workers faced with the pervasive push toward leaner, meaner organizations. Let this practical guide show you how to create a high-trust workplace without fear.

The Psychology of Fear in Organizations

Author: Sheila Keegan
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749472553
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In the context of global economic recession, fear has become institutionalized in many organizations, both in the private and public sectors. Board directors are under pressure from shareholders, senior executives are attempting to maintain sales in a nervous market and many people are concerned about job security and maintaining their living standards. This book shows how fear manifests itself in large organizations, how it impacts on the workforce and how by reducing our willingness to take risks and to innovate, it can inhibit economic growth and innovation, at both an individual and corporate level. The Psychology of Fear in Organizations examines the psychological barriers to innovation and presents initiatives to loosen the paralysis caused by the economic downturn.

The Fear free Organization

Author: Paul Brown
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749472960
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Leadership that makes a difference takes guts and confidence, plus belief in oneself and belief in the key players in the organization. It is built on trust, not fear. Scared people spend a lot more time plotting their survival than working productively, so The Fear- Free Organization has zero tolerance for bullies, vicious gossip, undermining behaviours, hijacking tactics, political jockeying for position or favouritism. Instead, it works on inspiration. Evidence from the new frontiers of neuroscience shows that individuals and organizations are more successful when people are encouraged to take risks, to explore new ideas, and to channel their energies in ways that work for them. The Fear -Free Organization is a ground-breaking new book that reveals how our new understanding of the neurobiology of the self - how the brain constructs the person - can transform for the better the way our businesses and organizations work.

The Manager as Mentor

Author: Michael J. Marquardt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985899
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The manager's guide to developing exceptional mentoring skills.

Social Media and Trust

Author: Joanna Paliszkiewicz
Publisher: Informing Science
ISBN: 1681100177
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Researchers and practitioners alike often overlook the vital relationship between trust and social media. ... Authors Joanna Paliszkiewicz and Alex Koohang charted a course to explore this abyss with a view to answering the question how does trust influence the use of social media. [i]Dr. John P. Girard, Peyton Anderson Endowed Chair in Information Technology, Middle Georgia State University[/i] The authors have done an excellent job in explaining how trust plays a significant role in social media. The book begins with a thorough overview of social media to its applications in learning, business, and an analysis of social media and trust. The second part of the book uses data from four different countries to answer multiple valid and vital research questions dealing with social media and trust, including an instrument that measures trust variables. This book presents some meaningful work on how the integration of social media and trust can best be developed. The authors apply their backgrounds in information technology, knowledge management, trust, and business to generate some provocative and instructive guidance to the readers on how to best leverage knowledge internally and externally to meet the organizational strategic goals. [i]Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Culture and Trust in Technology Driven Organizations

Author: Frances Alston
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482209241
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Culture and Trust in Technology-Driven Organizations provides insight into the important role that culture and trust can play in the success of high-technology organizations. This book reviews the literature and results of an empirical study that investigated the relationship between mechanistic and organic cultures and the level of trust in technology-based organizations. The book outlines the literature on organizational trust and culture and the role theorists believe they play in the success of a changing domestic and global business environment. It identifies ways of defining culture and trust as well as the survey instruments used to measure them. The book then examines the results of two studies that demonstrate the connection between organizational culture and trust. The two studies were conducted at separate times using data collected from several companies within a three-hour radius of each other. These companies are highly dependent upon the ability to identify, hire, and retain highly skilled knowledge workers. These workers are critical for the companies to successfully compete within the scope of their business and expand into their current and other markets. The book provides a practitioner’s guide—based on the literature review and the results of the studies examined—that can be used to assess, diagnose, and improve employees’ perception of their work culture and improve trust found in organizations. This guide provides management with actions and activities that should be considered when handling the day-to-day business of the organization. If followed, these activities can be instrumental in designing a culture that leads to success and ease of operation for the organization and its members.

The Handbook of Work and Health Psychology

Author: Marc J. Schabracq
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470855835
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Workplace health is now recognised as having major legal, financial and efficiency implications for organizations. Psychologists are increasingly called on as consultants or in house facilitators to help design work processes, assess and counsel individuals and advise on change management. The second edition of this handbook offers a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date survey of the field with a focus on the applied aspects of work and health psychology. An unrivalled source of knowledge and references in the field, for students and academics, this edition also reflects the need to relate research to effective and realistic interventions in the workplace. * Editors are outstanding leaders in their fields * Focuses on linking research to practice * Over 50% new chapters. New topics include Coping, The Psychological Contract and Health, Assessment and Measurement of Stress and Well-Being, the Effects of Change, and chapters of Conflict and Communication

Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations

Author: Burkard Sievers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429918070
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This book samples the groundbreaking work that has been developed over the last twenty-five years by psychoanalysts, writers and practitioners associated with the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations (ISPSO). What characterises this collection of original papers is an attempt to look at organizations, groups, teams and organizational role holders using psychoanalytic, systemic and psychodynamic perspectives that collectively eschew superficial, linear, prescriptive and mechanistic views of both the system and the individual within. These papers, delivered as presentations to the Society during the Annual Symposia of the ISPSO - from its inception in 1983 to date - collectively form an important commentary on the changing societal dynamics and current preoccupations facing contemporary organizations, their leaders and their workforce. As such, these papers are representative of many that have contributed to - and documented - the development of the thought and praxis from a psychoanalytic perspective and systems thinking over the last quarter of century.

The Trouble with Trust

Author: Frédérique Six
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1845426878
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"The Trouble with Trust" poses the question: if trust is considered to be important for successful cooperation, why don't high-trust work relationships predominate? Part of the explanation, the author argues, is that it is particularly difficult to build and maintain trust in work relations.