"This witty and thought-provoking book makes ideal reading for students and management... I will be using this as a management text as well as recommending it as light reading."
-Professor Derek Walker, Graduate School of Business,
RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
Understand the Jackals, Whales, Kids and Rattlesnakes You Work Amongst.
When you think of your organisation as containing ants, bees, chameleons, and other creatures on though the alphabet, your work world becomes more manageable. Discover the secret strenghts and weaknesses of each distinct animal so that you can communicate more productively - or manipulate more cunningly. Your choice!
As you begin recognising the animal nature or your colleages, you will be learning how to:
Understand coworkers, bosses and employees who drive you crazy
Use matephors to head off conflicts and build relationships
Improve the atmosphere of your working environment
Assess and benefit from diversity in your organisation
Develop positive strategies to address disagreements
Have more fun with work colleages and the friends you complain
"A fresh approach to organisational culture development."
-Steve Denning, Authour of A Leader's Guide TO Storytelling
Consultant and Form KM Program Director of the World Bank
Arthur Shelley is a scientist who has worked for 25 years in manufacturing and research. His experiences in international change projects and building virtual teamshave honed his awareness of both productive and destructive human behaviours. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Melbourne, Australia.