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by Kenneth A. Tucker,Vandana Allman

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ISBN: 0446530492
Author: Kenneth A. Tucker,Vandana Allman
Language: English
Publisher: Business Plus; First Edition edition (February 9, 2004)
Pages: 160
Category: Business Culture
Subcategory: Money
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 541
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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Animals In. A Business Parable for the 21st Century. by. Kenneth A. Tucker

Vandana Allman is The Gallup Organization's global practice leader for talent-based hiring.

Vandana Allman is The Gallup Organization's global practice leader for talent-based hiring. She consults with Fortune 500 companies on how to build strengths-based organizations by improving their selection and retention strategies.

Kenneth A. Tucker, Vandana Allman. ISBN: 0446530492; Издательство: Warner Books. With its previous bestsellers-First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths-The Gallup Organization rewrote the book on great management. A story that has proven effective and popular with Gallup clients for over thirty years, this tale introduces you to a group of unforgettable barnyard animals trying to run a successful business.

Tucker, K. A; Allman, Vandana. Management, Success in business. New York : Warner Business Books. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on November 25, 2013.

Animals, Inc. : A Business Parable for the 21st Century. by Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman. Select Format: Hardcover.

By Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman ISBN: 0446530492 Hardcover, 160 pages 5 x 7-1/2 WARNER BOOKS. Deciding that education is the key, the members of Animals, Inc. conduct employee surveys, evaluate competencies, and set up training classes. From The Gallup Organization, author of the national bestseller First, Break All the Rules. Filled with the excitement and hope that accompany any new project, they work hard to overcome their natural shortcomings. By: Kenneth A. Narrated by: Jim Ward. Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins. Categories: Business, Management. Publisher's Summary Animals, Inc. With its previous best sellers (First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths) The Gallup Organization rewrote the book on great management.

Gallup Organization executives Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman discussed their new book, "Animals, In. Kenneth Tucker is a seminar leader and managing consultant with the Gallup organization. Vandana Allman is the Gallup Organization's global practice leader for talent-based hiring. 35 minutes, 12 seconds.

With its previous bestsellers - First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths - The Gallup Organization rewrote the book on great management. Now Gallup finally makes its classic, hilarious parable, ANIMALS, INC., available to the general public. A story that has proven effective and popular with Gallup clients for over thirty years, this tale introduces you to a group of unforgettable barnyard animals trying to run a successful business. Deciding that education is the key, the members of Animals, Inc. conduct employee surveys, evaluate competencies, and set up training classes. Filled with the excitement and hope that accompany any new project, they work hard to overcome their natural shortcomings. The workhorse tries to operate the computer, the shy sheep makes sales calls, the scarecrow attempts to lay eggs. What results will seem uncannily familiar to the human reader. As revelatory as Who Moved My Cheese? and as funny as Fish!, ANIMALS, INC. will have you laughing and learning at the same time. Recharge your thinking with invaluable practical insights. Get an edge in the business world you won?t discover anywhere else. And discover the key to effective management, reenergized morale, and super-heightened performance. Just listen to the animals.

Comments:

RED
This was a great read
Fearlessdweller
The overall premise of this book is that much of management has to do with common sense, and that one should avoid being duped by the management fad of the day. The overarching message is that we should emphasize people's strengths by putting them in positions where they can utilize them best. Makes sense, right?

Unfortunately, this fable tries so very hard to be funny that it detracts from the simple message. In fact, the premise becomes so exaggerated in order to set up the animal puns and humor that its validity is actually called into question. Post parable, a small dose of balance is finally restored.

Nick McCormick - Author, Lead Well and Prosper: 15 Successful Strategies for Becoming a Good Manager
Kigul
I found this book a lot of fun--reminded me of say Charlott's web. (Except with a weird business twist) It contains quite a bit of VERY basic information--explains a lot of buzzwords in a humorous way and by doing so is more honest about management by fad than most of the books I've read.

For someone just learning about business this wouldn't be a bad book just to pick up some of the vocab and develop a healthy cynicism of business fads. I personally didn't learn anything new. MBAs can feel free to skip this title unless you just want something entertaining.

I personally found it very entertaining--read the whole thing in one day. 4 stars for entertainment!
Little Devil
I am a big fan of almost all the books Gallup and their people have put out. This book was a total miss. The humor was painful, and the management lessons were forced onto a weak story.

I read the reviews of this book, and thought - it can't be that bad - but, they were right - this was pretty weak. I do not give out many 1 star reviews, but this book actually deserves it. If anything this book is mildly entertaining, but could have been half as long. Better luck next time....

JVD
Diredefender
On the surface, the story emphasizes that people should be assigned to tasks that use their talents. But below the surface I found a dark theme biased against personal and professional development. Throughout the story, management tries to improve worker morale (360 reviews for all animals), does extensive employee training (computer training for a horse), makes adaptations for employee limitations (installs extensions so a mouse can operate a tractor), but the attempts only end up hurting the company. This is because the farm animals' strengths and weaknesses are obvious, easily categorized, and unchanging (e.g. chickens lay eggs and scarecrows do not). I defy anyone to make the same kinds of fatalistic judgements about human beings in a professional setting. On second thought, I would strongly caution you not to do so! (e.g. "Why do you want to train for *that* job? You're [a woman/blue collar/in a wheelchair/<insert other category>] -- you're just not suited for that type of work.")

I found this story an ugly, cynical message masquerading as light-hearted business advice. In order to like this one, you'll either need to refrain from analyzing the themes or you'll *really* need to enjoy animal puns.
Winawel
When I read this book ,Animals, Inc., firstly I though it was very funny. The authors used the same words that have differrent meanings. It is a good idea. It made me laugh loudly. Some jokes are very nonsense but I like it. ^J^

Later, I was serious about management, business, operation, etc. I didn't have knowledge about these. I though I studied about the process of running Goode Farm with other animals. I can apply to use it for managing in my life.

I will say about the plot of this story. I think it was a very good plot.

The authors brought many kinds of animals, which have their own styles and different charateristics, to present and run this story very well.

They can write the talking scene between animal and human smoothly, but some scenes didn't tell any ideas that wasn't important to know.

Finally, I will say the book is very interesting concept. It can draw me to follow. I 'd like to know the next thing that will be happen.

It is for people who want to learn about the basic of business with smile.
Vozilkree
Here is a story that has been used by The Gallup Organizations' (the polling company) clients for over thirty years, and has just been released on audio. This tale introduces you to a group of metaphorical barnyard animals trying to run a successful business. Once they decide that education is the key to success, the members of Animals, Inc. set up training classes. The various animals work hard to overcome their natural shortcomings. The workhorse tries to operate the computer; the shy sheep makes sales calls, etc. Get ready for some unpredictable and funny results.
The title and description got my attention, and had me thinking that this could be a great illustration of the absurdity of various management techniques, and how common business problems might be overcome. But this book is nothing more than corny puns, silly cliches, and ridiculous animal jokes. When the animals take over the farm, they proceed to act like, well, animals, not demonstrating any real human behavior from which we might learn. I do not know what the point was of this book.

The book spends the first 98% of its content trying to be funny but illustrating nothing about mistakes that businesses make. The mistakes that this particular business makes have no correlation whatsoever with real businesses. The only thing that we can say for certain about this business is that it is run by inept managers and populated by inept workers. It just spends too much time trying to be cute, and never really incorporates real-life business issues or makes a point about what the business should be doing differently.

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