Academics will find the book's rich examples and practical outlook helpful to gain a very micro-oriented perspective. The author's observations may also stimulate ideas for research.
^IAffiliation In the Workplace^R provides some hope for the practitioner charged with moving an organization toward enhancement and away from disenhancement....Elsdon builds a series of equations that allows him to map the relationships between organizational value creation, individual fulfillment, leadership's ability to create a sense of individual fulfillment, and the length of time an employee intends to remain with the organization.
A refreshing perspective for anyone interested in the application of career development in business and industry.
^IAffiliation in the Workplace^R offers concrete and inspiring suggestions for enhancing connections between the individual and the organization.
Not only a timely book, it is an important work in developing a better understanding of the relationship of individuals with their organization. It provides a framework for identifying ways to establish healthy and more productive relationships for individuals and their companies. It is about fundamentals and will be as relevant ten years from now as it is today.
This book is filled with concrete ideas on how an organization can adapt to the changing workforce demographics and enhance the relationship between individuals and organizations. It is guaranteed to inspire, challenge, and help you create an environment to support individual development and strengthen your organization's ability to survive and thrive today, as well as in the future. It provides plenty of ideas and challenges as we focus on recruitment and retention matters that loom ahead. This is a must-read for leaders of any organization!
This book may surprise many readers who, from the title, might expect one more contribution to the field of human resource development. Instead the book delivers a potent challenge to all of us who manage complex organizations that we must uncompromisingly build the value of our organizations on the only value system that matters, the development of our people. By combining stories of organizations that have dared to do it differently with strong quantitative analysis of how they measured their success, the author moves beyond merely issuing this challenge to equipping us for the battle. This book is a must read for all of us who continue to battle for the hearts and minds of our people while simultaneously justifying the bottom-line impact of our efforts.
This book offers a critical analysis tempered by a humanistic approach, of the most significant element in our workplace today. The heart and soul of the workplace are the people who come to work each day hoping for much more than a paycheck. The author captures the science and the art of affiliation with documentation, case studies, introspection and insight. Not only is this book filled with hope for the future of our organizations; it should be required reading for the leaders of tomorrow's organizations.
This book is thoughtful and thorough. Written by an experienced organizational career consultant, the book addresses how industry leaders and human resource executives can create a work environment that strengthens and inspires individuals and as a result enhances growth and productivity of organizations.