ERIC Number: ED084361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Improving the Quality of Worklife...And in the Process, Improving Productivity: A Summary of Concepts, Procedures and Problems, with Case Histories.
Glaser, Edward M.
Addresses the complex socioeconomic problem of improving the quality of worklife and, in the process, improving productivity. Focuses on ways to provide a work climate that will stimulate pleasurable ego-involvement in the job, thereby bringing about increased productivity as a likely by-product. Explores a number of attempts to improve the quality of worklife--among them job redesign, participative management, and costsaving sharing. Presents case histories illustrating successful experiences, followed by the author's comments highlighting possible application to other companies. Reviews potential problems and pitfalls attendant upon work improvement programs. Presents a series of guidelines for introducing a quality of work program, based on generalizations from the above and from works of reputable authorities, followed by an independent set of guidelines and recommendations advanced by the author. Appendixes include an outline of an evaluation procedure and a proposed supervisory training workshop on improving the quality of worklife. (Author)
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Human Factors Engineering, Industrial Personnel, Job Satisfaction, Labor Relations, Morale, Motivation, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Productivity, Unions, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Human Interaction Research Inst., Los Angeles, CA.