This book is about Australian managers and their long-standing love affair with psychologists. It discusses the problematic relationship between managers and psychologists. Nowadays workers who argue with their managers are likely to be considered as suffering from a personality disorder. Using psychology to manage others has great attraction because it offers managers means by which they can control their colleagues. The problem is that psychomanagement requires knowledge that managers don't have. They have to understand various personality tests, theories and therapies which they are not trained to do. For 40 years Professor Robert Spillane has studied, taught and worked with managers and participated in several of the social movements in which they have becomes embroiled - including RSI and Occupational Stress of which there are important chapters in the book. Traditionally the ultimate test of management was performance- the achievement of actual results. Spillane says this is how it should be!
The Rise of Psycho Management in Australia
Michelle\Anderson#Publishing Pty, Limited
Management & Computers