Rich Man, Poor Man: The Practical Drucker

How Drucker-like ideas are being put into action

At the Great Little Box Co., a packaging supplier in Canada, monthly meetings are held at which executives from across the enterprise share financial updates, productivity reports and corporate strategy with all employees. A profit-sharing plan has been designed so that each profitable idea an employee comes up with returns benefit both to the company and to the individual. Great Little Box is just one example that Jody Heymann explores in her book Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce. It is based on an in-depth, six-year global study of companies that sought to improve working conditions for employees at all levels of their firms.

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