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Beyond the Bottom Line: The Search for Dignity at Work

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Why do so many Americans-working harder and longer and with less security than ever before-question the price of success demanded by today's hot-wired economy? Can you work and still have a life? Paula Rayman says, is yes. In this timely book, she offers a powerful blueprint for transforming the world of work, family, and community that is the downside of our relentlessly competitive culture. In this much-needed wake-up call to corporate America, Rayman shows why companies must go beyond the bottom line to survive and thrive. Drawing on her experience as a leading advocate for a more responsive workplace, she demonstrates how companies can organize for profit, productivity, and the desire of workers for a more rewarding quality of life. In a win-win agenda for changing outmoded organizations, she demonstrates convincingly that all successful transformations create workplaces that respect the need for dignity: security, self-respect, and the time and freedom to care for family and community.

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Rayman analyzes why it's in employers' best interests to look past short-range numbers and provide a workplace that's more responsive to workers as well as their families and communities. Her study discusses the reality of employees' lives behind the facade of the global economy, from deepening wage gaps to 60-hour work weeks to chronic job insecurity and inadequate health care. Through anecdotes and statistics as well as case studies of firms in biotechnology and banking, she provides ideas for creating workplaces where self- respect, security, and social responsibility are seen not as costs, but as fundamental elements of success. Rayman directs the Radcliffe Public Policy Center, Harvard.
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Can you work and have a life? A leading expert says yes--in a powerful guide for changing the world of work.

Synopsis:

Why do so many Americans-working harder and longer and with less security than ever before-question the price of success demanded by today's hot-wired economy? Can you work and still have a life? Paula Rayman says, is yes. In this timely book, she offers a powerful blueprint for transforming the world of work, family, and community that is the downside of our relentlessly competitive culture. In this much-needed wake-up call to corporate America, Rayman shows why companies must go beyond the bottom line to survive and thrive. Drawing on her experience as a leading advocate for a more responsive workplace, she demonstrates how companies can organize for profit, productivity, and the desire of workers for a more rewarding quality of life. In a win-win agenda for changing outmoded organizations, she demonstrates convincingly that all successful transformations create workplaces that respect the need for dignity: security, self-respect, and the time and freedom to care for family and community.

About the Author

Paula Rayman is Director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute at Harvard University. She is regularly invited to the White House to participate on committes and panels that examine and recommend policy regarding the workplace and family. She is very well connected and experienced with television and radio interviews.

Table of Contents

Section I: Roots * Genesis * Livelihood * Self-respect * Social Responsibility * Section II: Present * The Bio-tech Story: Walking on Jello * The Fleet Story: Reaching for Win-Win * Section III: Future * Can You Work and Have A Life? * Epilogue: Back to Creation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312222826
Author:
Rayman, Paula M.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Human Resources & Personnel Management
Subject:
Occupational & Industrial Psychology
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Work ethic
Subject:
Dignity.
Subject:
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Subject:
Work -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
105-846
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.687 in 0.82 lb

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Can you work and have a life? A leading expert says yes--in a powerful guide for changing the world of work.

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Why do so many Americans-working harder and longer and with less security than ever before-question the price of success demanded by today's hot-wired economy? Can you work and still have a life? Paula Rayman says, is yes. In this timely book, she offers a powerful blueprint for transforming the world of work, family, and community that is the downside of our relentlessly competitive culture. In this much-needed wake-up call to corporate America, Rayman shows why companies must go beyond the bottom line to survive and thrive. Drawing on her experience as a leading advocate for a more responsive workplace, she demonstrates how companies can organize for profit, productivity, and the desire of workers for a more rewarding quality of life. In a win-win agenda for changing outmoded organizations, she demonstrates convincingly that all successful transformations create workplaces that respect the need for dignity: security, self-respect, and the time and freedom to care for family and community.

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