One Foot Out the Door: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That's Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business

By Judith M Bardwick

800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards for 2007 (category: Human Resources/Organizational Development)

Library Journal's Best Business Books for 2007

CEO Refresher The Best Books of 2007

As many as two-thirds of our employees are either actively looking for new jobs or merely going through the motions at their current jobs. Fearful and feeling vulnerable after years of watching friends get laid off, they expect the worst to happen, and they see no reason to give it their all. This phenomenon, identified by renowned author Judith M. Bardwick as "the psychological recession," can have a devastating effect on a company's financial health.

Based on extensive research showing how costly bad management really is, this eye-opening book offers concrete prescriptions for combating alarming trends such as high turnover, low productivity, and lackluster performance, including techniques for:

- strengthening the bonds of trust and respect between managers and employees

- customizing working conditions and rewards for individual employees

- hiring for the "best fit" between the organization's core culture and the personal qualities and priorities of the individual

Using hard numbers and current studies that prove the direct connection between a company's financial performance and its employees' commitment, this book is a wake-up call to organizations desperately needing to restore the broken spirits at the heart of their companies, and enhance their bottom lines.


NEWS & OPINION: The High Cost of Mistrust by Judy Bardwick

Posted April 29, 2010, 6:16 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Judy Bardwick is the author of One Foot Out the Door, the winner of the first 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award in the Human Resources category in 2007. She coined the term "Psychological Recession" to describe "why your people don’t seem all that excited about coming to work these days," and how that can affect your company’s financial health. You can read more about in an article she wrote for The Conference Board Review. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: 2007 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards announced today

Posted January 15, 2008, 3:05 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The day has finally arrived. After careful consideration, the winners have been determined for our first annual Business Book Awards. Nearly 300 titles were submitted which were then critiqued and reviewed by our editorial staff. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Ask 8cr! - One Foot Out the Door

Posted December 3, 2007, 8:06 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Ask 8cr! is a section of our blog used as a forum to address the kinds of issues and challenges people are having in the workplace. We take these issues and apply a business book we feel offers a viable solution. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Two books! - One Foot Out the Door - and - Giving Notice

Posted November 14, 2007, 2:16 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
One Foot Out the Door: How to Combat the Psychological Recession That's Alienating Employees and Hurting American Business by Judith M. Bardick, Ph. D. Read more


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About the Hardcover

Publisher AMACOM/American Management Association
Publish date 10/01/2007
Pages 226
ISBN-13 9780814480588
Language English

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