This is a very wise little book; it should be read or reread by anyone facing rightsizing or restructuring or big change(s) in ones working environment. Richard A Moran is an organization change consultant and his suggestions show that he understands any workers fear of change.
I feel that he is making some excellent proposals they are a way to be part of the solution (and not perceived as part of the deadwood that should be removed). Change is a given in life. The employees who can bring about necessary change to an organization are the ones able to see beyond -- Whats in it for me.
Mr. Moran shows how to be one of the evolved employed instead of part of the looking for work line. Many of the quick ideas seem to come from Business 101; and some seem so important they should appear in 3 foot high letters.
Here are a few of my faves:
Follow Stephen Coveys suggestion of knowing how to distinguish whats important and whats urgent.
Long hours dont mean anything results count, not effort.
Never take a problem to your boss without some solutions. You are being paid to think, not to whine.
Develop a high tolerance for ambiguity youll be more satisfied.
Some reviewers complained about the seeming simplicity of some of the ideas. Looking back over my career, it was the little things that seemed to get folks in trouble at work. We all need a reminder of our humanity from time-to-time no matter how lofty our job title might be.
PB, reviews first 2 pp's include, "should replace all policy & procedures manuals"; unwritten code of conduct for organizations today"; "should be given to every management trainee in the world";"ideal even for the small businessman" and more