Wild Like Children -- Authors Show How America's Workplaces Are Really Just Big Playpens

Bloomington, Indiana, UNITED STATES

HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- For those who look around their offices and feel like they are working in an unsupervised daycare, may they be vindicated by Corporate America's Misbehaving Children (now available through AuthorHouse). This new book, by Marjorie Wooster and Sandra Simoneaux, identifies the childlike personalities within working adults.

With more than 30 years of experience as human resources professionals at all levels of the corporate world, the authors have observed countless inappropriate and childish behaviors in the workplace. In their book, they correlate these behaviors with those often associated with stages of child development. Wooster and Simoneaux use these stages that children go through from birth to adulthood to categorize the personalities they have perceived in the workplace.

"Many times the child moves into the next stage without fully resolving the previous stage," the authors write. "This unresolved stage of development is carried with them and personified in their work environment."

Wooster and Simoneaux have extensively researched the subject and produced a book that takes a candid approach to help human resources personnel and managers identify the different personalities and create a more effective workplace. These stages that people seem stuck in are part of the occupational terrain that everyone must navigate, they write. The book offers ways to identify and overcome these personality quirks. Whether it is the teacher's pet longing for attention, the bully, the teenager with raging hormones unchecked or the narcissistic teenager, Wooster and Simoneaux isolate how to define these people in the "real world" and how to endure the often immature behaviors of others.

Corporate America's Misbehaving Children pulls the workforce out of the playpen and helps readers deal with the things that are truly important in one's professional life.

Wooster graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in organizational behavior and management and a minor in psychology. Simoneaux has a degree in journalism and a minor in sociology from Louisiana State University. They have both held a number of positions, from entry level to executive, in human resources over their careers. Corporate America's Misbehaving Children is their first book.


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