Managing People Across Cultures maps out the value of people issues in the organizations of today. It challenges us to ask key questions such as 'How did Human Resource Management (HRM) come to be and what genuine need is there for it'? and 'What should the future direction of HRM be'? Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner spell out their vision for what HRM must do to stay relevant to businesses today. Their view is that people management must embrace the values of entrepreneurship i.e. agility, flexibility and innovation to ensure its continued effectiveness. The authors also argue that workplaces have to become customized to grow and learn as its employees push the boundaries of learning and discovery. Functional barriers also need to be torn down. You will discover that the rightful place for HRM is at the fountainhead of any business; the place where ideas are first generated and mobilized for action.
"...attempt[s] to bring balance, insight and logic...the authors succeed admirable in this endeavour..." ( Dialogin.com , June 2006)
FONS TRAMPENAARS is Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT), an innovative centre of excellence in intercultural management. He is the world's foremost authority on cross-cultural management and is author and co-author of several books, including Did the Pedestrain Die?, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and the worldwide bestseller, Riding the Waves of Culture. CHARLES HAMPDEN-TURNER is a Senior Research Associate at the Judge Institute of management, Cambridge University. He graduated from Cambridge and received his MBA and DBA from Harvard Business School. In the USA, he received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Rockefeller Humanitites Fellowship. he has recently been appointed Goh Tjoei Kok Distinguished Visiting Professor at Nanyang Business School, Singapore. He is author of eighteen books and widely recognised as one of today's key business thinkers.