It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on cars, and explores the broader social and cultural meanings of the car, the potential it is supposed to fulfil, and the anticipated benefits it offers to young drivers. From focus-group research conducted in Australia, the book takes up the views of young people on a range of topics, from media to car use to gender performance. The author looks at the ways in which driving has been defined by articulations of the car that emphasize valued features of the car-driver, such as gender, youthfulness, status, age, power, raciness, sexiness, ruggedness and competitiveness. The book takes a global perspective on mobility, considering the impact of cars and road safety policy on quality of life, and the value and significance of other modes of travel, in a range of countries.
"If, as many CEOs claim, employees are our most valuable resource, why are those resources being depleted? More precisely, why are employees being depleted of the energy, motivation and pride that make them fulfilled and proud employees - and human beings? Dysfunctional organizations and demoralized employees are the result, Daniel Wentland writes, of a management-employee relationship that must be redefined and revitalized. As he writes, when leaders truly value employees and treat them as partners rather than subordinates, everyone in the organization will find that giving forth their maximum effort is the best - and easiest thing to do. Nothing less than a new paradigm is needed, and in the book Daniel combines his academic research with the insights he developed as a manager with large organizations to describe the important steps that will enable employees and managers to create that new, exciting paradigm." Stephen Bernhut, Editor, of the Ivey Business Journal Leaders everywhere can be grateful to Professor Wentland for providing comprehensive guidance that allows them to shape organizational culture in a way that releases the full potential of managers and staff members alike. Wentland effectively combines his hands-on knowledge of organizational best practices with a synthesis of the relevant scholarship available on key points. Managers will find this book a useful and provocative tool as they continue to move their organizations from "good" to "great." Karen Halbersleben, President of Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin The information in Organizational Performance in a Nutshell provides a comprehensive framework for understanding questions like why does one organization thrive while another struggles for survival even though both are operating in the same industry, or how can some of the largest global organizations such as GM, Ford, Chrysler, Home Depot, Sears, Kmart, Airbus, Citigroup, Gateway, and Dell perform so poorly after being such colossal leaders in their industry? A new way of thinking about organizational effectiveness will emerge from the information contained in this book. In sum, organizational performance in a nutshell will be revealed.
Enjoy the retellings of Disney Pixar Cars and Cars 2 and Disney Planes, and color in Lightning McQueen, Mater, Dusty Crophopper, and lots of other amazing characters. Discover Radiator Springs, join the World Grand Prix, and follow Dusty around the globe in this awesome coloring book. Get coloring and have fun! Includes an online code for a free Disney digital storybook.
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