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by John Hillkirk,Donald E. Petersen

Author: John Hillkirk,Donald E. Petersen
Subcategory: Biography & History
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (October 1, 1991)
Pages: 270 pages
Category: Perfomance
Rating: 4.3
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Donald E. Petersen (Author), John Hillkirk (Author). Here, Petersen, who was president and chairman of the Ford Motor Company in the 1980s, describes how he turned Ford around and gave power back to the employees

Donald E. Here, Petersen, who was president and chairman of the Ford Motor Company in the 1980s, describes how he turned Ford around and gave power back to the employees. Presenting these lessons in a way that can be applied to almost any corporation, he shows how to use statistical process control, employee involvement, participative management, and worker empowerment to create a workplace where people are excited to come to work.

Now Petersen and veteran financial writer John Hillkirk lay out a plan for CEOs and managers based on the lessons learned at Ford.

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A Better Idea: Redefining the Way Americans Work by Donald Petersen & John Hillkirk, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991 . Now Petersen and veteran financial writer John Hillkirk lay out a plan for CEOs and managers based on the lessons learned at Ford

Hard Cover, 270 pages. The dust cover show very light edge wear, the book is in overall Excellent Condition. Now Petersen and veteran financial writer John Hillkirk lay out a plan for CEOs and managers based on the lessons learned at Ford. Taking readers step by step, A Better Idea shows how to organize teams that encourage brainstorming, train and retrain employees, supplant fierce rivalries, put a quality improvement program in place and how to forget the top down approach that stifles creativity. Yet in his new book, Don Petersen, who later became chairman, recalls the pony car's birth as "an early example of successful teamwork at Ford. He names Iacocca and Don Frey as his bosses, Hal Sperlich and himself as the planners, two designers, and three engineers. I don't think Lee will mind," he adds, "if I say that Hal Sperlich, who worked for me, was the key person on the team. Petersen, now retired, is clearly no glory-hound.

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Draws on the author's experiences at the Ford Motor Company to explain how and when to implement radical change in any firm by organizing teams, training employees, and instituting a quality program