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ERIC Number: ED245170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 150
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Career Unrest: A Source of Creativity.
Oliver, Robert
This book discusses career unrest (defined as a sense of dissatisfaction associated with one's work), as a potential source of creativity. In the first of three parts, the author's point of view on career unrest is presented. Following a question and answer introduction to career unrest, the problem and the opportunity it presents are discussed. Four case studies of individual coping responses to unrest are presented. The potential creativity which underlies the discontent is discussed, focusing on career motivation and productivity. In part 2, the concept of career unrest is further clarified. Misunderstandings that surround career unrest (conventional wisdom, the pact of silence, and distortions from the written word) are discussed. Underlying forces that breed unrest in transactions between the individual and society, the individual and organizations, and the individual and the inner self are explored. A framework for thinking about career unrest in relation to life unrest is offered, and illustrated. Job unrest, career content unrest, and career self unrest are discussed in detail. Part 2 concludes with an analysis of the personal, organizational, and societal costs of career unrest. In the third and final part of the book, individual and organizational actions and methods to counter career unrest are presented. (BL)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Graduate School of Business.
Authoring Institution: N/A