In this age of e-business, many of us over-rely on electronic communication and pay insufficient attention to the management of face-to-face relationships. John Hayes addresses this issue by examining the nature of interpersonal skill: the goal-directed behaviours that we use in face-to-face interactions in order to achieve desired outcomes. He argues that interpersonal competence is a key factor that distinguishes between successful and unsuccessful managers.
Interpersonal Skills at Work provides a clearly structured and comprehensive overview of the interpersonal skills that are essential for effective functioning at work. It presents a micro-skills approach to skill development that can be used to improve interpersonal competence, as well as explaining, through the use of illustrations and practical examples, how to read the actual or potential behaviour of those around us. This knowledge can then be used to guide the way in which we relate to others as we learn to manage our relationships more effectively.
This book will be ideal for practising managers and students of business and management studies and psychology. The skills it promotes ensure that it will also be of great value to a wide range of people including teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and police officers in their everyday working environment.
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Taylor & Francis
August 01, 2002
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