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"Is your company ready for a radical departure from 20th-century management standards and a bold move into a new approach? In UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, David Burkus has collected the stories of dozens of companies that are making this journey.  They’re standing the old rules on their heads and running their businesses with refreshing amounts of transparency and autonomy. Even better, Burkus shows how you can do it, too.”
- Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN

"I can't stop raving about Under New Management to friends and colleagues. If you are going to read one book on being a better manager in the next year, start here. David Burkus has assembled the most practical research and provocative ideas into an incredibly quick read.”  - Tom Rath, bestselling author of STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0

"In Under New Management, Burkus hauls 20th-century management ideas to the scrap heap while revealing counterintuitive practices that will drive organizational performance in the back half of the 21st century. And like any good manager, he under-promises, and over-delivers. Under New Management is a lively, provocative, must read."
 –Whitney Johnson, Thinkers50, World's Most Influential Management Thinkers, author of DISRUPT YOURSELF: PUTTING THE POWER OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION TO WORK.

“David Burkus challenges established management principles and reveals the counterintuitive practices that really drive organizational performance. Under New Management makes a provocative case that you should put customers second, close open offices, and ditch performance appraisals.”
-Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE and ORIGINALS

Under New Management dares us to rethink some of our most closely held assumptions about management – should we fire managers? Pay people to quit?  Celebrate departures?  Burkus masterfully questions so-called "best practices” and illustrates how today’s leading companies are unleashing human talent.  If you want to stay ahead in the new game of work, read this book!
-Liz Wiseman, bestselling author of MULTIPLIERS and ROOKIE SMARTS
 
On Seinfeld, perpetual screw-up George Constanza eventually realized that since every impulse he had turned out to be wrong, if he simply did the opposite he would succeed. In David Burkus' brilliant follow-up to the Myths of Creativity, he proves (with data!) just how well that same bit of logic applies to modern management.  Get rid of your email, open offices, and performance reviews.  Let people take vacation whenever they want, and pay them to quit.  If what you’re doing isn’t working, Burkus will show you what does.
-Heidi Grant Halvorson, bestselling author of NO ONE UNDERSTANDS YOU AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management—and proves that many of them are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work anymore.
 
Should employees know each other’s salaries?

Do open floor plans really work? Or is it all just about saving money?

Are there companies that truly put their employees’ welfare first . . . and their clients second?

Are annual performance reviews really necessary?  

In Under New Management, Dr. David Burkus, a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor, challenges many of the established principles of everyday business practices. Drawing upon the latest research in the field, Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but even worse, they can be downright counterproductive.   

These days, the best companies are breaking the old and tired rules. For example, in some firms, e‑mail is now restricted to only certain hours, so that employees can work without distraction. Netflix no longer has a standard vacation policy of two to three weeks, but instructs employees to take time off when they feel they need it. And at Valve Software, there are no managers; the employees govern themselves. And this is just the beginning.
The revolutionary insights Burkus reveals here will convince companies to leave behind decades‑old stale management approaches and to implement new ways that will thoroughly enhance employee productivity and morale.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (March 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0544630971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544630970
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John Chancellor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 8, 2016
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The working world has changed from an industrial based workforce managed by a command and control style to a knowledge based workforce managed by a more collaborative style. But according to David Burkus, author of Under New Management, so many of the workplace systems and practices are relics of the command and control management practices. Mr. Burkus argues that it is time for businesses to adapt to the new reality. He makes a very compelling case that to remain competitive, leaders need to bring their companies Under New Management.

Mr. Burkus examines a number of management practices that should be upended and replaced with new approaches. Some of these suggestions will be quite shocking to most leaders. There will be a loud chorus of, “It won’t work here.” For each of the suggested new practices, Mr. Burkus first outlines the current widely accepted practice. Then he makes a strong case why such practice should be changed. This argument is backed up with strong research supporting the proposed new practice. Then he shares case studies of companies who have adopted the proposed new approach and the results they have achieved. Not all companies that have tried the new approaches have met with success. Mr. Burkus acknowledges those failures and points out the reason(s) they failed to achieve the expected results.

The various new approaches that are suggested in the book are:
1. Outlaw Email – especially internal email.
2. Put Customers Second – put employees first
3. Stop tracking vacation days – focus on results
4. Pay people to quit – follow the Zappos (and Amazon) model
5. Make salaries transparent
6. Ban non-compete agreements
7. Eliminate the annual employee review
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Having taught business management for forty years, I was genuinely interested in David Burkus’s new book called Under New Management. Burkus is assoc. prof. of mgmnt. at Oral Roberts U. His book could easily be a supplementary reading text for many management courses, both undergraduate and graduate.

Prof. Burkus starts us out on our journey of failed management policies and practices by discussing Frederick Winslow Taylor, one of the first and most influential management thinkers and practitioners. Taylor was the father of “scientific management,” and no less an authority on management than the famous Peter Drucker says of him, “On Taylor's 'scientific management' rests, above all, the tremendous surge of affluence in the last seventy-five years which has lifted the working masses in the developed countries well above any level recorded before, even for the well-to-do.” Prof. Burkus believes that Taylor’s day has come and gone. He says, “It became obvious as early as the 1950s that the tools of Taylorism weren’t going to work in the new world of work.” In fact, as Prof. Burkus will point out in the thirteen chapters of his book, many other “tools of work” currently being used in business don’t work and need to be discarded.

Let’s start with the first serious problem for business managers, Email. I think that almost everyone reading this review has a similar problem; that is, how do we keep up with the enormous amount of Email that daily enters our inbox? Today we are afraid to take even the weekend off without checking our Email because we know how quickly our inbox will be filled with messages, most of which can be discarded, but nonetheless need to be seen, even if momentarily, before we delete them. Those moments add up! For this reason Prof.
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A lot of these leadership changes and programs are awesome and I would love to see them put into place. Regretfully I work in the Insurance industry right now and they are still all top down command and control environments. They still have not figured out that the type of management that was needed during the industrial revolution is no longer needed today.

Some of the topics in this book I implement on myself, especially when I work from home where I can actually be efficient and get work done that requires several hours of consecutive thought. Context switching kills any hope of productivity in the office. Of course top down command and control managers do not understand that at all. They think the more they can fit on your plate, the better. They don't understand limiting work in progress to increase productivity at all.

I work from home on Mondays, and whenever I start getting behind on a project. The office is a chaotic fire house. Everyone is running around trying to put out the biggest fire all day. I usually leave work with more on my to do list than what I arrive with in the morning.

Only checking email in between tasks works at home, but at work they are usually followed up by the person at your cube one or two seconds after it was sent asking "Did you get my email?"

We also have Microsoft Lync we use as Instant Messenger. It use to blink at the bottom of the screen which usually annoyed me enough to answer them right away, but the blinking has stopped with one of the latest updates, so I just let them go until I am done my current task too.

One of the companies - marchFIRST, I worked for had no vacation policy. You could take as much as you needed.
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