John M. Ivancevich, Thomas N. Duening
Managing Einsteins: Leading High-Tech Workers in the Digital Age
McGraw-Hill Companies, 224 pages.
Publication Date: 2001-09-25
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0071375007
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780071375009
Today's new breed of technologically skilled employees often acts and thinks differently than their counterparts. And while break-the-rules approaches and attitudes can be helpful and even necessary for innovative, out-of-the-box thinking, they can also be a nightmare for managers. Managing Einsteins walks managers through proven best methods to optimize the skills, abilities, and knowledge of the new economy workforce--without stifling the creativity and innovative spirit needed for success.
Written by two of today's top high-tech management experts, this clear, easy-to-read guide combines strategies for managing and team building with tips and pointers for building better communication between techies and non-techies, coaching for better performance, and more. The helpful skills and effective guidelines in Managing Einsteins will help managers "bridge the gap," providing:
Antidotes for correcting problems in the workplace
"Knowledge tests" for each topic covered
Insights from top tech leaders including Larry Ellison, Michael Dell, and Andy Grove