TITLE

'It is all about getting people to realise they can change things.'

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
People Management;9/20/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 19, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features Sir Gerry Robinson, chairman of Moto service stations. A clue to Robinson's success may be his relentless enthusiasm for the nuts and bolts of business and for getting things right. He explains that business is essentially simple. Good management is allowing employees to find the answers and do it. Robinson is similarly dismissive of human resource (HR) theories. He does not subscribe to over-sophisticated HR. Robinson rejects the recent trend for management based on values.
ACCESSION #
26917431

 

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