Author: Dr Tim Baker
For the past 100 years, we’ve progressively humanized our places of work. We’ve learned to systemize, homogenize, and mechanize – all in the quest for greater efficiency and cost-saving. This book highlights the ten essential performance and development conversations leaders must have to restore human spirit and work. First, it explains the importance of cultivating an authentic workplace by resisting the dumbing down of work and respecting employee dignity. Second, it presents five developmental conversations, from coaching to relationship-building. Third, it outlines five performance conversations from climate review to innovation. And organization – any organization – is a group of people working together for a common goal, but we tend to lose sight of this simple idea. Too often, human resources are lumped in with technical resources, administrative resources, administrative resources, and financial resources. Managers become obsessed with processes, procedures, and systems. Tim Baker provides leaders with a roadmap to bring the human being back to work.