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Free Agents: People and Organizations Creating a New Working Community

Free Agents: People and Organizations Creating a New Working Community

Susan B. Gould, Kerry J. Weiner, Barbara R. Levin

ISBN: 978-0-787-90283-4

Feb 1997, Jossey-Bass

186 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Your roadmap for the new world of work

Today's deluge of organizational change needn't leave employer and employee at odds. Free Agents presents a win-win scenario for both. Here, individuals learn how to take charge of their lives and careers, to separate themselves from their jobs and redefine themselves in terms of the new marketplace. Organizations discover a process for aligning the needs of these empowered professionals with the needs of the organization. It helps them to improve their competitive advantage, create and sustain a Free Agent community, and establish an environment where everyone is committed to excellence. An upbeat alternative to marketplace malaise.
PrefaceAcknowledgementsThe Authors
1. Responding to Change
Part One: Becoming a Free Agent
2. The Free Agent Process: Creating a New Future
3. Separating: Drawing the Final Curtain
4. Redefining: Moving Beyond Comfort
5. Positioning: Staking Your Claim
Part Two: Becoming a Free Agent Community
6. The Need for Corporate Change: Sailing into Uncharted Waters
7. Corporate Separating: Embracing the New
8. Redefining the Corporate Infrastructure
9. Corporate Positioning
Part Three: Sustaining Free Agents and a Free Agent Community
10. Living the Free Agent Life
11. Maintaining a Free Agent Community
12. Free Agent Communities in Action
ReferencesFor Further InformationIndex