Working the Shadow Side: A Guide to Positive Behind-the-Scenes Management

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Wiley, Oct 4, 1994 - Business & Economics - 296 pages
Offers managers, consultants, and employees alike a practicalstarter kit that reveals how to identify, manage, and gain valuefrom the below-the surface activities in an organization. Drawingon his worldwide consulting, teaching, and research experience,Gerard Egan shows how to create opportunity and competitiveadvantage by learning how to manage shadow-side realities. Heidentifies five interactive categories of behavior that affect bothproductivity and quality of work life in today'sorganizations--covert culture, the idiosyncrasies of individuals,the interactions of the organization's social system, institutionalpolitics, and the hidden organization--and details specific skillsand strategies for mining economic value from each one.

Harness the covert aspects of your organization -- covert culture,individual idiosyncrasies, institutional politics -- forcompetitive advantage. World-renown consultant, teacher andresearcher Gerard Egan identifies five shadow side work behaviors,and details specifics for mining the economic value of each.

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What Is the Shadow Side? The Covert Undiscussed
Getting Attuned to the Shadows
Uncovering the Economics of the Shadow Side

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GERARD EGAN is professor of organization studies and psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. He consults to a variety of organizations worldwide including The World Bank, British Airways, and Amoco Corporation and is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling The Skilled Helper (4th edition, 1990).

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