By Emily S. Bassman
This book identifies a troublesome workplace trend: management's abuse of employees. This abuse is often of a very subtle nature, and always involves the use and misuse of the power that the manager has over the subordinate. Due to intensified competition and pressures on companies to improve performance, new stresses operate in the relationship between manager and employee, and a hostile work environment can result, allowing for a "generic" form of harassment and abuse. The purpose of this book is to alert employers to the potential for this abuse and the conditions that support it, and to provide guidance in creating an empowering environment incompatible with abusive behavior.