With the increasing globalization and fast-paced technological advances in business today, service organizations must to respond to the changing business dynamic between employers and employees. The service industry has metamorphosed into a revolution not only in United States but in developed and developing countries also. Highly industrialized countries have become ‘service economies’, at least when measured in terms of share of the workforce employed in service industries.
This new book, Employees and Employers in Service Organizations: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, the first volume in the 21st Century Business Management book series, provides an in-depth exploration of recent concepts and trends in business management in the service industries. It looks at the changing expectations and loyalties of young workers and others and the challenges and opportunities presented for service employers. The book considers theory and research findings, providing a plethora of practical implications and applications for these new workplace behavior dynamics.
Exploring the different perspectives and concepts from the book’s researchers and authors, Employees and Employers in Service Organizations: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities cover themes such as
• work-life balance
• spirituality in the workplace
• emerging positive psychology concepts, such as psychological capital, knowledge management, and mindfulness
• expectations, motivation, and behavior of different generations, such as Generation Y
This informative volume will be valuable for faculty teaching courses in management and self-improvement for leaders and executives as well as for those in service industries.
Table of Contents
Protean Career and Boundary-less Careers: The Career Orientation of Generation Y
Arvind K. Birdie and VandanaMadhavkumar
What Motivates the Millennial: A Perspective
Employee Retention Strategies in Service Industries: Opportunities and Challenges
Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, LalatenduKesari Jena, AtasiMohanty and RanjanPattnaik
Gender Equality at Decision-Making Positions in Organizations
Urban Sebjan and PolonaTomnic
Organizational Environment Factors Affecting Knowledge Management: Research Study in Software Companies
JelenaHorvat and SamoBobek
Employee Acceptance of ERP Information Solutions in Service Organizations: A Tam-Based Research
SimonaSternad and SamoBobek
Leadership Effectiveness: An Emerging Challenge to Today’s Education Organization and Its Practices in Private Universities of India
Sanjeev Kumar Jha and Girijesh Kumar Yadav
Employee Management for Better Talent Management
Psychological Capital: A New Perspective to Understand Today’s Executive
Arvind K. Birdie
Workplace Spirituality and Employee Engagement: A Study in Indian Service Industry
Rabindra Kumar Pradhan and LalatenduKesari Jena
Is Work-Life Balance a Significant Factor in Selecting a Profession? A Study of Women Working in the Education Sector in India
Mindfulness: A Concept and Its Role in the Workplace
Arvind K. Birdie and Kuldeep Kumar
Stress Management: Concept
Stress Management in Service Organizations
Arvind K. Birdie, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Acting Principal at the IIMT School of Management (Oxford Brooks University), Gurgaon, India. Dr. Arvind has been consistently recognized for her teaching abilities. For more than thirteen years she has taken post-graduate and graduate courses of management. As an avid reader her strength lies in teaching various interdisciplinary subjects with equal ease. Besides academic teaching and training, she has organized management development programs for corporate and academicians. She is a regular part of paper presentations in various international and national conferences and has published papers in referred journals.