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The Resource Staying human in the organization : our biological heritage and the workplace, J. Gary Bernhard and Kalman Glantz

Staying human in the organization : our biological heritage and the workplace, J. Gary Bernhard and Kalman Glantz

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Staying human in the organization : our biological heritage and the workplace
Title
Staying human in the organization
Title remainder
our biological heritage and the workplace
Statement of responsibility
J. Gary Bernhard and Kalman Glantz
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Language
eng
Summary
Bernhard and Glantz attribute many workplace problems to a basic conflict between human nature and the structure of modern organizations. Because human beings evolved in small, egalitarian hunter-gatherer bands, most humans have emotional needs that can best be satisfied in small groups that are based on personal reciprocity, sharing, teamwork, and genuine interdependence. In such groups, leadership can be based on acknowledged personal ability, so everyone can feel important, and the common goal can weld people together in a way that is both efficient and personally satisfying. The authors see the formal hierarchies of modern organizations, where authority often replaces leadership, as the resurgence of pre-human primate social relationships in which bluffing, threatening, and intimidation play a major role. Numerous and varied examples from the workplace lend the analysis graphic immediacy and authenticity. Many theories have been advanced to explain such workplace phenomena as endemic dissatisfaction, low productivity, and high absenteeism. Many books have argued that teams, a democratic management style, and employee participation are essential, given an educated work force that doesn't live in fear of being fired. Staying Human in the Organization is the first book to relate these themes to evolutionary biology, the discipline which in recent years has been revolutionizing the behavioral sciences. The result is a new way of thinking about labor relations and organizational development
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1946-
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Bernhard, J. Gary
Dewey number
302.3/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.7
LC item number
.B465 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Glantz, Kalman
Series statement
Human evolution, behavior, and intelligence
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  • Organizational behavior
  • Teams in the workplace
  • Small groups
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Organisationsverhalten
  • Arbeitsgruppe
  • Sozialpsychologie
Label
Staying human in the organization : our biological heritage and the workplace, J. Gary Bernhard and Kalman Glantz
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-158) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25200913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780275942953
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92000892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (WaOLN)1466925
  • (OCoLC)25200913
Label
Staying human in the organization : our biological heritage and the workplace, J. Gary Bernhard and Kalman Glantz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25200913
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780275942953
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92000892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1466925
  • (OCoLC)25200913

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