ERIC Number: ED105137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Worker and the Job: Coping with Change.
Rosow, Jerome M., Ed.
The collection of essays presents the pros and cons of the assertation "improving the place, the organization, and the nature of work can lead to better work performance and a better quality of life in the society." In the overview section, Daniel Yankelovich discusses man and his relationship to his family and society at large, with work as the traditional linchpin of these relationships. Cultural trends and their relationship to the work ethic are discussed. Eli Ginzberg reviews the employment-related dimensions of the American economy over the past several generations, focusing especially on blacks, women, and youth. The contemporary issues section focusses on worker satisfaction from three viewpoints: George Strauss concentrates on the workers themselves; Agis Salpukas considers the future role of the unions in improving the quality in working life; and Peter Henle examines the economic effects of worker satisfaction. The third section consists of two chapters focusing on change and future. Richard E. Walton presents the findings of research on innivative restructuring of work, while Sam Zagoria discusses policy implications and a future agenda for achieving job satisfaction. (A subject index is included.) (AG)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Influences, Economic Change, Economic Factors, Essays, Futures (of Society), Job Enrichment, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force, Organizational Change, Policy Formation, Social Change, Unions, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Egnlewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($2.45 paper cover, $6.95 cloth cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Assembly, New York, NY.