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Herr, Paul, 1955-
Primal management : unraveling the secrets of human nature to drive high performance / Paul Herr
New York : American Management Association, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HF5549.5.M63 H466 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Employee motivation
Performance -- Psychological aspects
Management -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-268) and index
Contents The five social appetites that drive high performance -- Monitoring the state of repair of your human capital -- Emotions: soft or hard? -- Social appetite # 1: The cooperation appetite-How to merge individual employees into a coordinated superorganism -- Social appetite # 2: The competency appetite-How to develop a workplace populated with confident experts -- Social appetite # 3: The skills-deployment appetite-How to design a rewarding workplace that resonates with the joy of achievement -- Social appetite # 4: The innovation appetite-How to foster innovation by encouraging employees to explore the edge of the known world -- Social appetite # 5: The self-protection appetite-How to avoid triggering defensive behaviors in the workplace -- Is it time to flip the hierarchy upside down?
Summary Argues that employers need to find a way to satisfy the basic need to innovate, achieve goals, master skills, work with a team, and feel protected in order to motivate workers and promote optimal employee productivity and provides proven techniques and strategies for fulfilling those needs

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