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Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7199-1
224 pages
October 2003, Jossey-Bass
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Corrosive work relationships are like black holes that swallow up energy that people need to do their jobs. In contrast, high-quality relationships generate and sustain energy, equipping people to do work and do it well.

Grounded in solid research, this book uses energy as a measurement to describe the power of positive and negative connections in people's experience at work. Author Jane Dutton provides three pathways for turning negative connections into positive ones that create and sustain employee resilience and flexibility, facilitate the speed and quality of learning, and build individual commitment and cooperation.

Through compelling and illustrative stories, Energize Your Workplace offers managers, executives, and human resource professionals the resources they need to build high-quality connections in the workplace.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword.


1. Creating Energy Through High-Quality Connections.

2. Respectful Engagement.

3. Task Enabling.

4. Trusting.

5. Dealing with Corrosive Connections.

6. Building High-Quality Connections in Your Organization.


The Author.


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Author Information

Jane E. Dutton is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration at The University of Michigan. She is the author of three books and numerous articles in the area of relational work in organizations, which have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Strategic Thinking, and Administrative Science Quarterly, among others. Dutton's article, "Leading in Times of Trauma," appeared in the January 2002 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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“… simple practical guide to communication in the work place, and the positive effects it can have…” (M2 Best Books, May 2004)
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