Well-Being and Work: Towards a Balanced Agenda by Philip Dewe; Cary Cooper

By Philip Dewe; Cary Cooper

Work and future health is among the quickest becoming components of shock to enterprise, public zone and govt. This booklet appears on the motives of rigidity within the glossy work-place, and provides sensible suggestion for managers on how one can wrestle rigidity of their staff, and installed position thoughts for constructing a fit workplace.

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By Philip Dewe; Cary Cooper

Work and future health is among the quickest becoming components of shock to enterprise, public zone and govt. This booklet appears on the motives of rigidity within the glossy work-place, and provides sensible suggestion for managers on how one can wrestle rigidity of their staff, and installed position thoughts for constructing a fit workplace.

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It is this third theme, with its focus on ways of thinking about organizational processes and dynamics that can lead to and stimulate positive experiences, individual development, and opportunities for individuals to flourish, which now needs to be better integrated into organizational research (Gable and Haidt 2005; Roberts 2006). This need to sharpen the focus on positive organizational experiences found its voice in what has become known as Positive Organizational Scholarship (Bernstein 2003; Cameron and Caza 2004; Roberts 2006).

However, of the eminent scholars who were offered the opportunity to comment on Ghoshal’s paper (Donaldson 2005; Gapper 2005; Hambrick 2005; Kanter 2005; Mintzberg 2005; Nord 2005; Pfeffer 2005), whilst some suggested that Ghoshal may have overstated the influence of management scholarship, all, as Nord so neatly summarizes, “agreed so strongly with the basic claims of a work that challenged so deeply the major tenets of the status quo in our field” (2005, p. 92). 39 WELL-BEING AND WORK WHAT HAS BECOME OF LEADERSHIP?

32 CHAPTER 2 THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK AND ITS CHALLENGES We begin this chapter by reviewing the changing nature of work, and use this as the context for the chapter that follows, to better understand how well traditional notions of work and well-being capture and express this changing landscape. We look first at how global competition and internationalization, advances in technology, and a more diverse workforce have led to an emphasis on higher value-added services and a “weightless economy” (Coyle and Quah 2002).

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