If you harken back to 2020, you can listen to my first interview with David Creelman, where we discuss the perils of corporate “wokeness.” This time around David flexes his brain and we get a first-ever look at his new book “Management For Scientists and Engineers.” Don’t worry, it covers a far larger audience than those two specific vocations, but it highlights the need for evidence-based management.
The book is aimed at inquisitive thinkers who wonder “will it ever get better?” While other fields of study continuously improve over time, the science (or is it art?) of management seems to actually be backsliding. Why?
This isn’t a book of management “tips” – you have thousands to choose from if that’s your jam. No, this book is questions why it is such a struggle to create a science of management, and then seeks a path forward.
Get your ears on and take a listen!
John Whitaker is EVP and Chief People Officer at National Partners in Healthcare, a management-services-organization partnering physicians and health systems in the anesthesiology world. His blog and podcast “HR Hardball” promote transparent communication in the workplace. In the simplest terms, human behavior IS human resources.