There is no denying that the nature of industrial relations is changing all the time.
Sun Tzu starts the book with:
The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
The same can be said about industrial relations.
Yet the question remains, why do so many businesses ignore it until it is too late?
The Art of War for Industrial Relations aims to change the way that we look at industrial relations.
Rather than preparing for an industrial relations battle, we need to turn to Sun Tzu again.
The supreme act of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting
This quote reaffirms my own view that industrial relations is won in the workplace. NOT in the Fair Work Commission or the press.
This book was written to encourage business owners to look to the teachings of the past, rather than the next bright shiny object. It is only when we do this, that we will be able to solve the problems of the present and the future.
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