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Work, Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World

1st Edition

Edited by Clare Kelliher, Julia Richardson

Routledge

224 pages

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This book is concerned with the rapid and varied changes in the nature of work and work relationships which have taken place in recent years. While technological innovation has been a key contributor to the nature and pace of change, other social and market trends have also played a part such as increasing workforce diversity, enhanced competition and greater global integration. Responding to these trends alongside cost pressures and the need for continued responsiveness to the environment, organizations have changed the way in which work is organized. There have also been shifts in product markets with growing demand for authenticity and refinement of the customer experience which has further implications for how work is organized and enacted. At the same time, employees have sought changes in their work arrangements in order to help them achieve a more satisfactory relationship between their work and non-work lives. Many have also taken increased responsibility for managing their own work opportunities, moving away from dependency on a single employer.

The implications of these significant and widespread changes are the central focus of this book and in particular the implications for workers, managers, and organizations. It brings together contributions from an international team of renowned management scholars who explore the opportunities and challenges presented by technological and digital innovation, consumer, social and organizational change. Drawing on empirical evidence from Europe, North America and Australia, Work, Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World considers new forms of service work, technologically enabled work and independent professionals to provide in-depth insight into work experiences in the 21st Century.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Work, working and work relationships in a changing world.

Clare Kelliher and Julia Richardson

 

Part 1: Career opportunities and experiences in the contemporary and future labour market: a double-edged sword?

 

Chapter 2: "The fur-lined rut": Telework and career ambition

T. Alexandra Beauregard, Esther Canonico, Kelly A. Basile

 

Chapter 3: Performing the ‘ideal professional’: Insights from worker’s accounts of emotional labor in contemporary workplaces

Carol Linehan, Elaine O’Brien

 

Chapter 4: Working as an independent professional: Career choice or the only option?

Tui McKeown

 

Part II: Making the most of flexible work practices: the need for spatial job crafting and boundary management

 

Chapter 5: Reflecting on and proactively making use of flexible working practices makes all the difference: The role of spatial job crafting

Christina Wessels, Michaéla Schippers

 

Chapter 6: "Bounded Flexibility": The influence of time-spatial flexibility and boundary-management strategies on women’s work-home interference

Pascale Peters, Beatrice Van der Heijden

 

Part III: Professionalisation in the Service Industry: Cicerones and Baristas

 

Chapter 7: Craft beer, Cicerones and changing identities in beer serving

Daniel Clarke, David Weir, Holly Patrick

 

Chapter 8: Wake up and smell the coffee: Job quality in Australia’s café industry

Angela Knox

 

Part IV: Harnessing technological and digital information: the need for workforce agility

 

Chapter 9: Digital workplace design: Transforming for high performance

Nick van der Meulen, Kristine Dery, Ina M. Sebastian

 

Chapter 10: Agile working: the case of TechSci, a global technology company

Deirdre Anderson, Clare Kelliher

 

Conclusion

 

Chapter 11: Observations and conclusions on work, working and work relationships in a changing world

Clare Kelliher and Julia Richardson

Contributor Biographies

Index

About the Editors

Clare Kelliher is Professor of Work and Organisation at Cranfield School of Management, UK.

Julia Richardson is Professor of Human Resource Management at Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

HRD theory is changing rapidly. Recent advances in theory and practice, in how we conceive of organizations and of the world of knowledge, have led to the need to reinterpret the field. This series aims to reflect and foster the development of HRD as an emergent discipline. Encompassing a range of different international, organizational, methodological and theoretical perspectives, the series promotes theoretical controversy and reflective practice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS030000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUS038000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior