Up the Organization, Robert C Townsend Warren G Bennis - Shop Online for Books in New Zealand
Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 5 54, 4. This groundbreaking book continues to remind us not to get mired in all those sacred organizational routines that stifle people and strangle both profits and profitability. He shows a way to humanize business and a way to have fun while making it all work better than it ever worked before.
Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits
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Add to Your books. Add to wishlist. It adds up to a stimulating, irritating, entertaining, wildly uneven book that ought to be of interest to business watchers as well as participants.
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And so it was. The consumer advocate Ralph Nader said yesterday: ''Robert Townsend was a witty and incisive archenemy of corporate bureaucracy. A creative business iconoclast and human relations genius, he succeeded in business by challenging and replacing the ossified conventions of corporate management. Nader added, ''is a classic in putting people first in business and winning the competitive race'' and ''a general handbook against bureaucracies of all kinds. Under the heading ''Advertising,'' Mr. Townsend wrote crisply in the book: ''Fire the whole advertising department and your old agency.
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Then go get the best new agency you can. As for ''Directors, Board Of,'' he counseled: ''Be sure to serve cocktails and a heavy lunch before the meeting.
At least one of the older directors will fall asleep literally at the meeting and the consequent embarrassment will make everyone eager to get the whole mess over as soon as possible. That book was followed in by ''Further Up the Organization'' Knopf , which was on the New York Times nonfiction best-seller list for nine weeks.
UP THE ORGANISATION How to stop the corporation from stifling people and strangling profits
It was a reissue of the book with 30 new chapters and more stress on what the author termed ''participative management,'' meaning corporate democracy. Townsend was born in Washington and grew up in Great Neck, N.
Before joining Avis, he worked for the American Express Company for 14 years, during which he rose to be senior vice president for investment and international banking operations and helped create Hertz American Express International Ltd.