Essentials of Management, 9th Edition
Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management most important for success in business today with DuBrin's comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief edition offers a solid introduction for new managers or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Concise, complete treatment translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice while addressing emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. Ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling examples show how to apply principles in a wide variety of business settings, while new skill-building features and self-assessments help readers refine the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for career success.
to know how you feel about the alternative you choose and how our employees might feel.” 3. Individual members write down their ideas independently, without speaking to other members. Members are given a set period of time for developing their suggestions, usually about five to ten minutes. Using PowerPoint, the five managers write down their ideas about reducing operating costs by 20 percent. 4. Each participant, in turn, presents one idea to the group, projected on a large screen. The group
The four dimensions and subdimensions of job design (Chapter 7) • Musculoskeletal disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome (Chapter 7) • Job design and high-performance work systems (Chapter 7) • High-performance jobs through adjusting worker resources (Chapter 7) • Homeshoring as a new type of outsourcing (Chapter 8) • A table of the unique features of various organization structures (Chapter 8) • How workers learn the organizational culture (Chapter 8) • Managing and sustaining
10) • Worker motivation at Nucor (Chapter 11) • Google Encourages Office Graffiti (Chapter 12) • The Three-Minute Huddle at UPS (Chapter 12) • Hypertherm Chief Executive Organizes for Teamwork (Chapter 13) • Using e-Commerce to Turn Surplus Steel into Gold (Chapter 14) • Analyzing Unprofitable Customers (Chapter 15) • Updating of the State of Tennessee Employee Assistance Program (Chapter 16) • Cummins Inc. Searches to Jettison Unnecessary Work (Chapter 17) ix x Preface New
personal character and motivation? rule A specific course of action or conduct that must be followed. It is the simplest type of plan. Policies are developed to support strategic plans in every area of the firm. Many firms have strict policies against employees accepting gifts and favors from vendors or potential vendors. For example, many schools endorse the Code of Ethics and Principles advocated by the National Association of Educational Buyers. One of the specific policies states that
market began cooling a few years ago as many companies slowed the pace of upgrading their computers. Meanwhile, consumers gravitated to laptops as prices fell and new wireless technology made them more useful at home and on the go. While corporate demand focused on replacing the desktops employees already had, consumers were adding second, third and fourth computers at home as mod, dad, and the kids listened to digital music, shared digital photos and played games. The research firm IDC predicts