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Overview

As never before, workers are searching for a life that is richer, more balanced, authentic and challenging. And when they find that their needs can't be met in the traditional workplace, they are taking control and walking away. The Opt-Out Revolt delivers the facts behind this growing phenomenon: how the universal need for authenticity, balance and challenge drives career and life decisions for women and men alike; the critical role gender plays in the patterns of today's careerists; what choices women are making and why; how men's priorities differ from women's and how they affect their career paths; and what the best organizations are doing to stem the flow of talent heading out the door. With research data from the authors' five-year study of more than 3,000 professional women and men, and co-published with WorldatWork®/Alliance for Work-Life Progress, this one-of-a-kind look at today's workplace profiles hundreds of modern-day trailblazers who have created Kaleidoscope Careers—defined by personal needs, life values and a new 21st-century definition of success—inside and out of traditional corporate boundaries. This timely book offers a blueprint for designing a workplace that encourages loyalty, retains talent and, ultimately, improves the health and competitiveness of the organization.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Using research both wide and deep, academics Mainiero and Sullivan get to the bottom of people's dissatisfaction with their working lives, and why so many are seeking careers outside of corporate America. For most career people, their perspective will be an eye-opener. The authors find that both men and women, seeking balance, feel trapped by societal and corporate structures and are forced "to make impossible choices between work and family." For cultural, psychological and biological reasons, men end up stuck in "the climb-the-corporate-ladder linear career pattern," and women have trouble finding footing on that ladder. The result: people are "revolting against organizations that don't permit them to be true to themselves or don't provide challenging work," and they are creating their own fulfilling alternatives. Toward book's end, the authors turn prescriptive, urging corporations to reconfigure jobs, to "change how work is designed, developed and distributed across the ranks" and "to allow project work to take place outside the boundaries of the corporate walls." Though its somewhat stiff and detached tone and language may put off some readers, this book makes a valuable contribution to the work/life debate. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Mainiero (management, Fairfield Univ.; Office Romance: Love, Power, and Sex in the Workplace) and Sullivan (management, Bowling Green State Univ.; coeditor, Winning Reviews: A Guide for Evaluating Scholarly Writing), between them the authors of more than 60 articles on organizational behavior and human resources topics, present the results of a five-year-long quantitative and qualitative research study examining how and why the career patterns of both men and women have changed from the traditional "ever upward" model to a path with multiple forks and rest stops. The authors found that several factors, each examined in a separate chapter, contribute to workers' kaleidoscopic approach to careers, among them the search for challenging assignments and personal authenticity, men's changing views of masculinity, and the quest for work-family balance. The section titled "Five Myths of the Family-Friendly Firm" is important reading for any library owning "best places to work" books. Quotations and company profiles, along with the authors' concise writing style, leaven what could have been a dry discourse. Job seekers, career changers, and researchers will find this book useful. Recommended for all libraries. (Index not seen.)-Heidi Senior, Univ. of Portland Lib., OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891061861
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/24/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Why work doesn't work anymore 1
2 Why women walk away 21
3 Off with the male straightjacket 67
4 Kaleidoscope careers 105
5 The quest for authenticity 155
6 The search for balance 187
7 The drive for challenge 215
8 No more business as usual 241
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