Our Emperors Have No Clothes
Incredibly stupid things corporate executives have done while reengineering, restructuring, downsizing, TQM'ing, team-building, and empowering...in order to cover their ifs, ands, or 'buts.'
Career Press: 1995
(224 pages, hard cover)
A subject which has received little attention but deserves great analysis: for the last 20 years, American workers have been downsized, laid off, penalized, and otherwise battered, due mainly to mistakes made in the executive suite. Here are the procedural, pragmatic steps any organization can apply to assess how well it's run from the top, and any employee can apply to learn about the competence of those in charge.
"Contrary to what one might believe, the book is entertaining, humorous, and so true! Anyone who has ever trudged the 9-to-5 grind will see his organization (and its shortfalls) reflected in this book. It is an enjoyable read, a MUST for Dilbert fans."