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NCJ Number: 64419 Find in a Library
Title: HOW TO KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES HONEST
Author(s): B CURTIS
Corporate Author: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 256
Sponsoring Agency: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc
425 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS CRITIQUE OF MANAGEMENT STYLES CONTENDS THAT EMPLOYEE HONESTY CAN BE IMPROVED THROUGH CHANGES IN THE ATTITUDES OF SECURITY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT HEADS, MANAGERS, COMPANY PRESIDENTS, AND EMPLOYEES.
Abstract: IDEAS ARE PRESENTED THAT EMPHASIZE PREVENTION OF EMPLOYEE THEFT THROUGH INCENTIVES, LOOSENING OF THE POWER STRUCTURE, AND RELAXATION OF AUTHORITARIAN VIEWPOINTS RATHER THAN THROUGH EXPENSIVE SECURITY SYSTEMS AND SPYING ON SUSPICIOUS PERSONNEL. SUGGESTIONS POINT TO INVOLVEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL WORKERS IN THE MANAGEMENT PROCESS OF PROBLEM-SOLVING, GOAL-SETTING, AND DECISIONMAKING. COMPANIES THAT HAVE CONSULTATIVE MANAGEMENT HAVE FAR LESS INTERNAL THEFT THAN FIRMS HAVING AUTHORITATIVE MANAGEMENT. STEPS FOR IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATIVE MANAGEMENT ARE DELINEATED; ROLES FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT ARE DESCRIBED, ALONG WITH ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EVERY LEVEL OF THE GENERAL EMPLOYEE STAFF. EXAMPLES ARE PRESENTED TO SHOW THAT ONCE THE MOTIVATIONAL POWER OF EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IS HARNESSED, EMPLOYEE STEALING DROPS CONSIDERABLY. IN ADDITION, ANECDOTES FROM THE 32,000 CASES STUDIED ARE USED TO SHOW THAT INTERNAL THEFT CAN BE AVOIDED ONLY BY PERSUADING EMPLOYEES THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO STEAL. SEVERAL REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward authority; Crime prevention measures; Employee theft; Employer attitudes; Employer-employee relations; Participatory management
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