The Way We Work: An Encyclopedia of Business Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313083703
  • ISBN-13: 9780313083709
  • DDC: 658
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

From corner office to 24/7, the world of work has permeated every facet of our culture. The Way We Work explores in over 150 A-Z entries, the origins and impact of the concepts, ideas, fads and themes that have become part of the business vernacular, shedding light on the dynamic ways in which business and society both influence and reflect each other. Assessing the evolving business environment in the context of technology development, globalization and workplace diversity, The Way We Work covers the gamut of business-related topics, including Crisis Management, Outsourcing and Whistleblowing, as well as popular subjects, such as Casual Friday, Feng Shui, and Napster.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Entries by Subject.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Action Learning.
2: Age discrimination.
3: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
4: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
5: Americans with Disabilities Act.
6: The Apprentice.
7: The Art of War.
8: Balanced Scorecard.
9: Benchmarking.
10: Best Practice.
11: Blanchard, Ken.
12: Blue Collar.
13: Bonus.
14: Bootstrapping.
15: Boundaryless Organization.
16: Brainstorming.
17: Branding.
18: Bricks and Clicks.
19: Budget.
20: Business-to-Business/Business-to-Consumer (B2B/B2C).
21: Cafeteria Benefit.
22: Carnegie, Dale/How to Win Friends and Influence People.
23: Casual Friday.
24: Change Agent/Change Management.
25: Code of Ethics.
26: Competitive Advantage.
27: Competitive Intelligence.
28: Core Competencies.
29: Corner Office.
30: Corporate Social Responsibility.
31: Crisis/Risk Management.
32: Cubicle.
33: Dilbert.
34: Diversity.
35: Dot.com/Dot.bomb.
36: Downsizing.
37: Drucker, Peter.
38: E-mail.
39: Emotional Intelligence.
40: Employee Assistance Programs.
41: Empowerment.
42: Enron.
43: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
44: Executive Coach.
45: Executive Compensation.
46: Exit Interview.
47: Feng Shui.
48: Flex-Time.
49: The 4Ps.
50: Free Agent.
51: General Electric (GE) Workout.
52: Generation X, Y, and Z.
53: Glass Ceiling.
54: Golden Parachute.
55: Hacker.
56: Harassment.
57: Harvard Business Review.
58: Headhunter.
59: Herman Miller Furniture.
60: Horizontal Organizations.
61: Innovation.
62: Intangibles.
63: Intellectual Capital.
64: Internet.
65: Intranet/Extranet.
66: Job Sharing.
67: Just-in-Time.
68: Kaizen.
69: Killer App.
70: Knowledge Management.
71: Knowledge Worker.
72: Lean Manufacturing.
73: Learning Organization.
74: Leveraged Buyout (LBO).
75: Lifetime Employment.