Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual


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Harper Business
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

DAVID BURKUS is an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the Financial Times. A popular corporate speaker, he has worked with everything from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.


"Is your company ready for a radical departure from twentieth-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, best-selling 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, best-selling author of Strengths Finder 2.0

"In Under New Management, Burkus hauls twentieth-century management ideas to the scrap heap while revealing counterintuitive practices that will drive organizational performance in the back half of the twenty-first century. And like any good manager, he under-promises and over-delivers. Under New Management is a lively, provocative, must read." -- Whitney Johnson, a Thinkers50 World's Most Influential Management Thinker, and 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 best-selling 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, best-selling 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's 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 e-mail, 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, best-selling author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It