The Decent Company

The distinguishing mark of good management – and what good leaders do not do

Original Title: Das anständige Unternehmen

Hardcover with jacket, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 1 b/w illustration
ISBN: 978-3-421-04706-9
€ 26.99 [D] | € 27.80 [A] | CHF 37.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: September 28, 2015
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Reinhard K.  Sprenger - The Decent Company


Provocative theories on how to permanently change teamwork within many companies

Many people particularly see the economic system at their places of work. The way they are treated every day in the company, what their dealings with superiors, colleagues and staff are like – they take all this away with them when they go back to their families and meet friends. In other words: what we go through at work has a direct influence on society – and this can be tremendous. Yet precisely in companies, what is often missing is decency in the form of reservation and distance. Instead, we find excessive intrusiveness in the form of too many questions being asked, misplaced concern for others, expectations of identification. Breathing space and scope for development get lost, frontiers crossed, differences levelled out. The real company aims often get lost sight of, and successful work goes by the wayside.

So what does a company need to do to be decent? And what does the management in a decent company achieve? Germany's most successful business thought leader, Reinhard K. Sprenger, explains what distinguishes good management, and his theories are enlightening and provocative. We must go back to leaving management as it is in order to come up with new principles of decency in our world of work and thus in society.

• Over 2.8 million copies of Reinhard K. Sprenger's books sold

• Rights to his previous books sold to numerous countries

"Creative, knowledgable, and with rich experience in the present-day economy, the author presents interesting, thought-provoking findings."

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