- Buying a table tennis table will make your staff happier
- Working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, will result in the most productivity
- Paying higher salaries will always result in higher motivation
...but will it really? There are a staggering number of myths, stereotypes and out-of-date rules that abound in the workplace. This can make it feel impossible to truly know how to get the most out of your career, your team and your organization. In Myths of Work, Adrian Furnham takes an entertaining and evidence-based look at the most pervasive myths about our working lives, from the serious to the ridiculous, to give you the insight you need to become a better manager in the modern workplace. Fascinating real life case studies from organizations around the world display the myths (and how to overcome them) in practice.
Myths of Work takes the most up-to-date academic research in business and psychology and combines it with practical insights, a lively writing style and a handy dip-in-and-out structure to form your ultimate guide to becoming a better enlightened manager.
About the Authors:
Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL, and Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management, and has lectured widely abroad. He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books and is among the most well-known and productive psychologists in the world. Adrian is also a newspaper columnist, previously at The Financial Times, now at The Sunday Times. He wrote regularly for The Daily Telegraph and is a regular contributor to stations including the BBC, CNN, and ITV.
Ian MacRae is Director of High Potential, an organizational consultancy providing customised psychological tests and reports for improving performance, predicting potential and developing people. He is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University.