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Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement

Aubrey C. Daniels

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ISBN 10: 0070153582 / ISBN 13: 9780070153585
Published by Mcgraw-Hill, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Bringing Out the Best in People: How to ...

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Forget "re-engineering," "self-directed teams," "cultural change," and all the rest of today's trendy management fads - fads that seem to come and go as fast as new car models or the latest clothing fashions. If you're looking for the management system with genuine staying power and that can produce dramatic and measurable results over both the short and long term, this revealing guide by one of the nation's leading behavioral psychologists describes the most important management strategy you will ever implement in your company.
The system? "It's the same as it's always been," explains Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels, "the precise application of the laws that govern human behavior." By identifying what reinforces the people in your company and skillfully managing those reinforcers, you can attain the kind of individual performance that adds up to great organizational performance. The step-by-step methods you'll learn from this book are applicable to all people and all organizations all of the time! Use Dr. Daniels' tested performance management system to define reinforcers that work - and tailor them to meet individual employees' needs; set fair performance measurement standards - implement and maintain them with minimal cost and effort; provide constant feedback and reinforcement - the most powerful tools for enabling employees to improve and maintain their own performance; build effective reinforcers into every area of your organization - from compensation and incentive packages... to work rules... to office machinery that's employee-friendly; and eliminate those management practices which have been shown not to bring out the best in people - including slogans, exhortations, and numerical goals and quotas.
Backed by performance management case studies at 3M, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and other major firms, Bringing Out the Best in People gives you not only the tools you need to permanently revitalize productivity, but also a powerful reinforcement system for transforming your employees' work into something they're ready, willing - and yes, eager - to do.

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A powerfully positive system for gaining maximum performance from every employee.

What motivates people? What encourages employees to work to their fullest potential, not just for a short while but for the long haul? Many managerial fads promising quick fixes have come and gone, but none have approached the success experienced by organizations that have employed Aubrey Daniel's groundbreaking motivational methods. Bringing Out the Best in People, New & Updated Edition, provides the latest and best motivational methods currently in use at such major companies as Xerox, 3M, and Kodak. Applying scientifically based behavioral stimuli to the workplace while making it fun at the same time, author on performance, Aubrey Daniels, describes practical, precise, data-oriented methods to help you implement a management system that will maximize the long-term performance of every aspect of your company.

All-new material shows you how to:

Create effective recognition and rewards systems in line with what today's employees want; Stimulate innovation and creativity in new and exciting ways; Overcome problems associated with poorly educated workforce.

Here, you'll learn the secrets of:
Finding reinforces that work - and tailoring them to meet individual employees' needs. Setting fair performance measurement standards - and implementing them with minimal cost and effort. Providing continual feedback - so employees always know exactly how to improve performance...and when they've achieved it. And much more!

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