This book, first published in 1958, concerns American industry and commerce, and is devoted to what people do while they are working and reasons for their behaviour. This volume should prove valuable as an attempt to make systematic sense out of work in our industrial world. The balance of fact and theory is useful to those interested in understanding this complex world of working behaviour, and will be of interest to students of human resource management.
Table of Contents
Part One: Work in Modern Society; 1. World of Work; Part Two: Organization of Work; 2. Human Relations 3. Structures of Organizations 4. Behaviour Systems 5. Jobs, Positions, Offices 6. Group Life of Organizations 7. Institutional Bases of Decisions; Part Three: Working Population; 8. Labor Force 9. Backgrounds of Workers; Part Four: Getting Work Done; 10. Technology and Production 11. Automation and Human Relations 12. Motivation and Morale 13. Incentives 14. The Individual Worker 15. Individual Mobility 16. Work Groups and Work 17. Discontents and Grievances 18. Communication and Work; Part Five: Management of Work Organizations; 19. Work Rules and Their Enforcement 20. Management of Bureaucracy 21. Management as Leadership; Bibliography; Index