How managers can and should concern themselves with the health of their employees--this is mostly a rehash of well-worn...

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WORKING WELL: Managing for Health and High Performance

How managers can and should concern themselves with the health of their employees--this is mostly a rehash of well-worn management principle with a smattering of occupational health tips. Blanchard and Tager's major message is that ""Healthy people produce better results."" Therefore, managers should attend to the possibility of physical fitness/health programs for employees; but even more, should be sure their people are healthy through being happy/satisfied at work. The authors go on to spend most of their time discussing satisfied employees, and this is where the material is most familiar. Their particular program is called ""PERKS,"" for participation in decision-making, appropriate environment and recognition for work being done, which should be commensurate with knowledge and style of the worker--all well-established factors in promoting job satisfaction. Advice is given on each area. The only news here, then, is the emphasis on the interplay between satisfaction and health, and the firm statement that healthy employees are more productive. On target, but hardly surprising.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1985

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1985