Corporate Crap: Lessons Learned from 40 Years in Corporate America takes a humorous look at all the business practices that cause employees to look for new employment. There are the obvious things like meetings, performance reviews, downsizing, and bosses from hell. But it’s also esteem-sapping exercises like competing for wall offices or asking if it’s okay to leave early; dress codes, task forces, brainstorming and engagement surveys; flip charts, org charts, hard stops, and hard-ons. Each chapter of Corporate Crap combines personal anecdotes, quotes from business experts, and the latest research to answer the question: If companies truly believe employees are their most valuable resource, why do they treat them like crap? Corporate Crap will entertain and inform anyone who has ever worked for a large organization – and make you think twice next time you apply for a job!
Since 1978, Howard Harrison has worked for and with dozens of organizations. As a corporate communications executive, he has written for Fortune 500 CEOs, traveled with sales reps on customer calls, and learned waste management in the bowels of factories. He’s dealt with Finance, sparred with Legal, and matched wits with Human Resources. He’s worked in cubicles and had a corner office on the top floor of Chicago’s Prudential Building – and not in that order. Corporate Crap is Harrison’s third book. His first – NOW They Make it Legal: Reflections of an Aging Baby Boomer – was named a 2016 Reviewer’s Choice by Midwest Book Review, which described it as “a memoir so vivid it’s the next best thing to a time machine.” Harrison’s last book – The Great Divide: Story of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race – earned praise from Kirkus, which called it “lucid, well-paced and evocative … an absorbing read.”
Speaking of useless surveys, what is with all of this introvert/extrovert stuff? Suddenly it seems every company in America needs to know which employees are introverts and which are extroverts—as if you couldn’t already tell. But now companies feel compelled to do an official assessment of people’s behavioral characteristics, assign them to categories, and share the information with the rest of the organization—purportedly to improve performance.
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