Dr. David Burkus is a highly regarded and increasingly influential business school professor who challenges many of the established principles of business management. Drawing on decades of research, Burkus has found that not only are many of our fundamental management practices wrong and misguided, but they can be downright counterproductive. These days, the best companies are breaking the old rules. At some companies, e-mail is now restricted to certain hours, so that employees can work without distraction. Netflix no longer has a standard vacation policy of two to three weeks, but instructs employees to take time off when they feel they need it.
In this episode. Dr. Burkus explains why companies are leaving behind decades-old management practices and implementing new ways to enhance productivity and morale. His new book is Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual.
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