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Dignity at Work - Randy Hodson

Paperback Published: 7th January 2002
ISBN: 9780521778121
Number Of Pages: 338

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Human dignity, the ability to establish a sense of self-worth and self-respect and to enjoy the respect of others, is necessary for a fully realized life. Working with dignity is a fundamental part of achieving a life well-lived, yet the workplace often poses challenging obstacles because of mismanagement or managerial abuse. Defending dignity and realizing self-respect through work are key to workers' well-being; insuring the dignity of employees is equally important for organizations as they attempt to make effective use of their human capital. In this book Randy Hodson, a sociologist of work and organizational behavior, applies ethnographic and statistical approaches to this topic, offering both a richly detailed, inside look at real examples of dignity in action, and a broader analysis of the pivotal role of dignity at work.

'What is necessary is that policy makers, politicians and parliamentary draughtsmen should read the book.' British Journal of Sociology

Dignity and its Challenges
Four faces of dignity
Toward a theory of dignity
Measuring the subtle realms of work
The Practice of Dignity
Deflecting abuse and mismanagement
Confronting overwork
Defending autonomy
Negotiating employee involvement
Coworkers - for better or worse
The Future of Dignity
Worker dignity and well-being
Dignity, agency, and the future of work
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ISBN: 9780521778121
ISBN-10: 0521778123
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 7th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46