The Context: What’s Not Changing



Despite the upheavals that are impacting companies globally, some fundamental organizational and human behavior basics have endured over the years: all organizations are made up of the building blocks of structure, rewards, and processes; and certain human behaviors seem hard-wired (e.g., relying on emotion or instinct as the first screen, feeling more self-confident than reality justifies). Henson asserts that there are a small number of universal people management principles that good managers use: treating employees fairly and with respect, creating a positive and motivating environment, building self-confidence, setting high standards and expectations, and building collaboration and teamwork. However, the practices associated with implementing these principles invariably differ by culture.


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  1. 1.Rutgers Business SchoolNewarkUSA

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