Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 1997, 262 pages
The corporate world is a perilous land where downsizing rules the day, budget cuts are rampant, wages are stagnant and management theoris come and go with each fiscal quarter. In this atmosphere, individuals are sacrificed for the sake of the bottom line. Overworked, bullied and micromanaged, we find our contributions rarely acknowledged, ideas passed over, and our time and energy spent more on office politics and power games than on efforts to get the job done. In short, we are being abused.
Corporate Abuse is the first book to define this phenomen and show how it threatens not only employees but the very future of the business world. It details how abuse acts as a barrier to productivity and innovation; and how corporations are endangering their profit margins and potential for future success by stifling their most important assets in the information age: creative minds.
Using case histories and actual situations, it illustrates techniques on how to cope with corporate abuse, how to reintroduce civility into the workplace, how to return integrity to both corporations and their employees — and how both will profit from it.
Written by two experts in the field, this timely and controversial book redefines the corporate climate, and ensures that you'll never look at the corporate jungle in quite the same way.
This could have been a great book. The contents and the recommendations make sense and the issues are real. Unfortunately, it is one of the most boring and reader hostile books I ever laid eyes on.