Submitted by: Resources For Human Development
Posted: Aug 18, 2008 – 10:00 AM EST
August 18, 2008 - "Whether your issue is fiscal responsibility, compensation, leadership, decision making, decentralization, control, social entrepreneurship, employee development, or racism, sexism and drugs in the workplace, you will find here principles, guidelines, and examples of a radical business philosophy in action."--Marvin Weisbord, author of Discovering Common Ground, and Productive Workplaces Revisited; Co-Director, Future Search Network
Motivated as a child to understand why his parents always fought, and later by a life-long commitment to understanding human relationships and finding a better way to manage conflict, revered CEO, therapist, and humanitarian Bob Fishman and his wife Barbara have just co-authored: "The Common Good Corporation," a comprehensive guide to creating a healthy values-driven workplace community at any organization.
Bob highlights his own personal experiences successfully managing the national $166 million dollar organization Resources for Human Development (RHD). During its 38-year history, it has grown an average of 27 percent yearly. The book is full of innovative, values-led guidelines and principles for developing workplace communities, supporting local decision making, and instituting unique monetary policies.
Through personal stories of RHD employees and clear, thoughtful anecdotes, readers will learn:
"Bob Fishman and this book have inspired us to allocate more capital and resources to experiments in shifting capitalism," says CSRwire President Joe Sibilia. "Every page carries useful information and ideas."
The book is a must read for:
Since 1970 RHD has managed 1.7 billion of gross revenue while providing services to populations with mental illness, developmental delays, drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. The organization has been an experiment that has demonstrated the importance of a values-based approach to human relations within a workplace. For more information go to www.rhd.org.
About the Authors
Bob Fishman has served as the CEO of RHD for more than 38 years. Barbara Fishman has been an administrator of RHD's Access Team, providing organizational development and clinical expertise for employees. At the book website www.commongoodcorporation.org, you can order books, "Question Authority" buttons and umbrellas, and get free downloads. Students can also download separate chapters for classroom discussions. Bob also wants to hear your views on corporate life and how to improve it.
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