Corporate Crap: Lessons Learned from 40 Years in Corporate America takes a humorous look at all the business practices that cause employees to look for new employment. There are the obvious things like meetings, performance reviews, downsizing, and bosses from hell. But it’s also esteem-sapping exercises like competing for wall offices or asking if it’s okay to leave early; dress codes, task forces, brainstorming and engagement surveys; flip charts, org charts, hard stops, and hard-ons. Each chapter of Corporate Crap combines personal anecdotes, quotes from business experts, and the latest research to answer the question: If companies truly believe employees are their most valuable resource, why do they treat them like crap? Corporate Crap will entertain and inform anyone who has ever worked for a large organization – and make you think twice next time you apply for a job!
In Corporate Crap, readers will learn:
If you’re looking for a serious examination of workplace issues, Harvard Business Review may be a better source. But there is still an important message here. Companies invest enormous resources to improve their “corporate cultures,” yet employees are as cynical and unengaged as ever. There are lessons to be learned here – lessons learned from 40 years of Corporate Crap. Enjoy.
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