One of the nation's leading management experts shows what it really takes to make a great organization-put people first. How do organizations move beyond merely acknowledging that "human capital" is their greatest asset, and actually implement practices that create true benefits for both employees and the organizations? In this book, Edward Lawler shows how companies can "treat people right" by doing more than simply ensuring good working conditions and good pay. He shows how to build a special relationship between individuals and the organizations they work for-a relationship in which good performance at all levels of the organization pays off for both the company and the individual. The author details specific practices designed to keep employees satisfied but still motivated to continue improving their performance. These techniques include: developing a "brand" as an employer that attracts high achievers, selecting and developing the high achievers, crafting a leadership style that integrates and promotes these actions, and more. Lawler draws on examples from a wide range of companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, IBM, Ford, and others to show how these practices are already at work and successful in some of the world's most enduring organizations. Full of examples and a voice of true conviction, Treat People Right! is a must-have resource for anyone concerned about building and sustaining competitive advantage for the long term.

Buy this book at amazon.com

 

By Edward E. Lawler III
Treat People Right!:
How Organizations and Individuals Can Propel Each Other into a Virtuous Spiral of Success

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003

 
 

 

 

 

Watch a video of Ed Lawler discussing his career.
click here.

For Ed Lawler's complete curriculum vita
click here.

For Ed Lawler's background information click here.

For the Built to Change press release click here.