22nd March 2002 - How People Work

I read “How People Work” by Saul W. Gellerman over the past four days; this book takes the information of “Motivation in the Real World” to an even more practical level through ten case stories. Although there is some overlap with “Motivation in the Real World”, this book is pretty useful; I used a technique of swapping some of my consultants based on inspiration from “How People Work”. It was an example where swapping sales people in the beverage industry increased sales force effectiveness. In general an inspirational book, however I would recommend others to read “Motivation in the Real World” first.

This concludes my literature readings for my next two planned custom courses, namely: “Meeting the needs of the user” and “The Mind and Management”. I am now in the process of planning a survey for the field research of these courses; each survey will be conducted using the internet in order to allow for volume and geographical spread of the participants.

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