Work and Rewards: Redefining Our Work-Life Reality (Hardback)William F. Roth (author)
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This innovative book examines the nature of work and reward, and the place each has in today's society. The author examines why so many people feel trapped in the workplace today, and develops a framework that can be used to improve life both in and out of the workplace. The author states that the current definition of work today is `sacrifice' and the reward is frequently money. He argues that employees also need access to such things as truth, good, beauty, and power. Concentration on the work ethic will give way to the development ethic which minimizes sacrifice and maximizes development through the use of technology and the restructuring of our value system. This illuminating book provides an interesting perspective on business for undergraduate business students, MBA students, and those directly involved in the business world.
Work and Rewards begins with an examination of the work world as it stands today. The author explores the possibilities for change in technology, the nature of work, reward systems, balance, and success. Finally, the book introduces a new framework for work and life.
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
?Roth, an academic and management consultant, offers an interesting though odd book that attempts to solve both organizational and social ills. In an earlier time, the author might have written as a theologian. To resolve our problems, he counsels, the culture must change. Because we create our own reality, we can also modify it. All that it takes to set off the desired change process is the necessary new definitions and the necessary degree of commitment.' Materialistic culture should instead emphasize truth, goodness, beauty, and empowerment. In the workplace, employee development and cooperation need to replace pursuit of salary and interpersonal and group conflict. While the book probes deeper than the usual nostrums, cultural change and notably the individualism ingrained in Western culture are surely more recalcitrant than depicted by Roth. Still, students of the workplace in sociology and management will find this essay thought provoking. University collections.?-Choice