Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

by Alan Briskin
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ISBN-10:
157675040X
ISBN-13:
9781576750407
Pub. Date:
01/28/1998
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Overview

Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

Essential reading for those who'd like to find more meaning in their jobs, "The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace" offers ways to balance a personal spiritual path with job realities and expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576750407
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Business and Management Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................ix
1. The Wilderness Within: Ancient Views of the Soul....................3
2. Shadows of the Soul: Acknowledging the Dark Side of Our Best Intentions....................33
3. The Domination of Souls: How Organizations Become Our Keepers....................65
4. When Machines Won the Day: Streamlining the Soul to Fit the Industrial Age....................91
5. Enlightenment Born of Fear: Frederick Taylor and the Gospel of Efficiency....................109
6. Separating Action from Meaning: The Legacy of Efficiency....................137
7. The Management of Emotion: Elton Mayo and the False Enchantment of Human Relations....................161
8. Taking Up Our Organizational Roles: How We Can Affirm Our Experience at Work....................193
9. Viewing the Whole: A Way to Grapple with Contradictions....................221
10. A Path with Soul: Joining Our Inner and Outer Worlds....................247
References....................271
Index....................275
The Author....................289

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Stirring of Soul in the Workplace 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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People need creativity, fantasy, passion and caring, argues Alan Briskin, and when they¿re deprived of those things at work, there¿s trouble ahead. Briskin¿s book works well as a study in modern-day alienation. Tracing the loss of soul at work to scientific engineering, he summarizes various research findings that will seem like old college friends to those with business degrees. But the book sags when it sets forth into the land of the soul, where Briskin gets fuzzy, unfocused, repetitious and just plain hard to understand. In addition, he never actually gets around to telling us how to get soul back at work. Nevertheless, we at getAbstract.com recommend this book to managers, employees and students with a desire to look deeper into the balance of hard work and personal satisfaction, and the patience to wade through the sometimes trite.