At the heart of every organisation are the people that contribute to it. Neil Thompson's latest book offers an outstanding guide to the art of management by highlighting the, too often taken for granted, importance of staff and their well-being at work. The result is a unique introduction to people management that focuses on getting the best, rather than simply the most, out of staff in the workplace.
Combining theory and practice in clear and sensitive balance, this book:
- Is unrivalled in scope, covering 30 key tasks and challenges faced by managers, from recruitment and staff motivation to grievances and bullying.
- Adopts a multidisciplinary approach applicable across many organisational settings for readers whatever their background.
- Is written with the clarity and practical focus for which Neil Thompson is renowned, ensuring a navigable and intuitive companion for students and new and aspiring managers alike.
People Management is an ideal textbook for students taking courses on human resources, management and leadership across a range of fields, from Business and Organisation Studies to professional qualifications in Nursing, Social Work and related people professions. It also a rich and succinct tool for practising managers.
NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community for people professionals and edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His website is at www.neilthompson.info.