Is management any more than common sense? Do employers really know how to recruit the best people for their firms? How important is training to employee development? Which management techniques motivate employees best? Is money the best motivator? These are key questions which every ambitious organisation should be asking about itself and the way it operates. Or do they simply represent the latest fashionable management fads promoted by trendy consultants?
Part 1.Myths About Motivation. Money is The Best Work Motivator. Always Reward Good Performance. It is Better to Reward Organizational Loyalty than Personal Performance. Some Managers Always Seem to be Assigned The Best people. Success at Work is a Matter of Luck. Tipping is a Good System for The customer. Part 2. Myths About Training. You Learn About Management on The Job. Teaching and Training are Essentially The Same. Most Management Trainers are much The Same. Everyone Dislikes and Resists Management Training. Employees are quick on The Uptake of Innovation. You Cana t Learn Anything From Case Studies of Other Companies. Most Management Training Works. Part 3. Myths About Decision making. Brainstorming is The Best way to be Creative in Groups. Ita s Difficult avoiding Important Work Decision. There is Only one Good way to Introduce organizational Change. We Have Nothing to Learn From The Japanese. You Cana t stop People Lying in Questionnaires. Part 4. Myths About Self--knowledge. The Art of Management is Just Common Sense. I Know What Staff Look for in a Business leader. I can Deal With Machiavellians. I Know how to Counsel my Staff. I Cope well With Uncertainty in Business. Most Workers are Lazy. Work--shy and feckless. Part 5. Myths About Selection. A CV is an Accurate Biography. Ability and Motivation are all you Need to be a High Flyer. There are big sex differences at Work. You Cana t Predict or Explain The Personality Clash. Big is beautiful in Business. Ita s Easy Adapting to Working Abroad. Part 6. Myths About control. Managers are The Best Appraisers of Employee Perfomance. Discipline is never The Last Resort. Nearly all Organizations Value The HR Function. Most middle Managers are Pretty Redundant. There are no Generation Gaps at Work. Part 7. Myths About Experts. Most Employees Trust Experts. Consultant Jargon is pretty Easy to Understand. Fame in Management Comes From Describing Secrets of success. Staff Surveys Give Clear Answers. Travel Broadens The Mind.