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The art of demotivation

Author: E L Kersten; Kevin Sprouls
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Despair Ink, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Manager edView all editions and formats
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Motivation has become a multi-billion dollar industry, courtesy of the patronage of corporations and the noble intentions of executives who lead them. At the heart of this colossal confederation of inspirational speakers, platitudinous posters, parable-filled management books, and increasingly complicated incentive programs lies an alluring promise: that with enough encouragement, empowerment, and esteem, employees  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E L Kersten; Kevin Sprouls
ISBN: 1892503409 9781892503404
OCLC Number: 60586569
Notes: Includes an additional undercover jacket with the title: Ethics, Integrity and Sacrifice in the Workplace / Clarke N. Westerne.
Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Demotivation: the foundation for a management revolution --
Fruit of your labor : learning to identify the signs of demotivation --
Pragmatic choice: four reasons why demotivation is superior --
core values: helping your employees understand what really matters --
Organizational stories: teaching your employees their role in the organization --
Self-narrative: forcing your employees to think about their futures --
Attitudes: helping your employees copes with challenges --
Power of sharing: making sure your employees know how important they are --
Compensation: making pay fair --
Teams: making the most of your employees --
Concluding thoughts: getting started.
Responsibility: E.L. Kersten ; Demotivators illustrations by Kevin Sprouls.

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Motivation has become a multi-billion dollar industry, courtesy of the patronage of corporations and the noble intentions of executives who lead them. At the heart of this colossal confederation of inspirational speakers, platitudinous posters, parable-filled management books, and increasingly complicated incentive programs lies an alluring promise: that with enough encouragement, empowerment, and esteem, employees will become productive and loyal, to the benefit of both their employers and themselves. Yet, in spite of the staggering expenditures on packaged esteem, polls show that worker morale has reached critical lows, with a majority of employees even claiming to hate their jobs. How is this possible? And more importantly, what can Executives do about this crisis of employee dissatisfaction? In this revolutionary new management book, Despair, Inc.® founder Dr. E.L. Kersten plumbs the depths of employee discontent to find its root cause. Though most live lackluster lives filled with wasted opportunities and trivial accomplishments, employees grow ever more certain of their enormous worth and glorious destinies. Why is this so? Because most are the products of a narcissistic age, the spiritual casualties of a grand social experiment gone terribly awry. - Publisher.

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