Work Without Boundaries: Psychological Perspectives on the New Working Life / Edition 1

Work Without Boundaries: Psychological Perspectives on the New Working Life / Edition 1

by Michael Allvin, Gunnar Aronsson, Tom Hagstrom, Gunn Johansson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470666137

ISBN-13: 9780470666135

Pub. Date: 05/24/2011

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Drawing on more than a decade of inter-disciplinary research, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the available theories, concepts, data and research on new work organizations and the concept of ‘work without boundaries’.

  • Explores a concept of work that is not restricted by traditional organizational rules like regular office

Overview

Drawing on more than a decade of inter-disciplinary research, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the available theories, concepts, data and research on new work organizations and the concept of ‘work without boundaries’.

  • Explores a concept of work that is not restricted by traditional organizational rules like regular office hours, a single workplace, fixed procedures and limited responsibility

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the available theories, concepts, data and research on new work organizations

  • Examines the shift of power away from organizations to make individuals accountable for their own employability and work

  • Draws on over a decade of original research into ‘work without boundaries’ in which the authors are  key authorities

  • Brings together organization theory and work psychology with scholarship from related fields including sociology, social psychology, cognition and psychobiology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470666135
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Foreword by Cary L. Cooper.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 The New Work.

The new inequality.

New markets and new structures.

The new work life.

What is so new about “The New Work”?

The new and the old work.

The purpose and structure of this book.

2 The New Rules of Work: On Flexible Work and How to Manage It.

Flexible work.

Flexibility through empowerment.

Flexibility through substitution.

Separate paths?

3 The New Work Life and the Dimensions of Knowledge.

The cognitive knowledge demands.

The social knowledge demands.

The societal knowledge demands.

The existential knowledge demands.

Some concluding considerations.

4 The Place of Work in Life.

Separate spheres.

Competing spheres.

Coping with boundaries.

Mutually favored spheres.

New conditions outside work life: the consumption society.

The moral supermarket.

The market aesthetic.

The new family.

Organizing living.

Conflict and balance in life.

An individual matter.

5 Work Life, Stress, and the New Ill Health.

Stress as a social problem and research area.

Stress models for the work life.

The new work life as a source of stress.

The new ill health.

The new ill health, work environment, and the possibility space of work.

6 Some Concluding Comments and Reflections.

The deregulation of working life.

The individualization of working life.

The heterogenization of working life.

The new inequality.

New strains and symptoms.

Flexibility and power in times of economic recession.

Future – trust or new forms and fields for external regulation?

References.

Index.

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