Dying for a paycheck : how modern management harms employee health and company performance and what we can do about it

By: Pfeffer, JeffreyMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York Harper Business 2018Description: 258pISBN: 9780062873347Subject(s): JOB STRESS | JOB SATISFACTION | EMPLOYEE HEALTH PROMOTIONDDC classification: 658.4095 PFE Summary: In one survey, 61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7 percent said they had been hospitalized. In this timely, provocative book, author contends that many modern management commonalities such as long work hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees—hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people’s physical and emotional health—and inimical to company performance. He argues that human sustainability should be as important as environmental stewardship. Exploring a range of important topics including layoffs, health insurance, work-family conflict, work hours, job autonomy, and why people remain in toxic environments, author offers guidance and practical solutions.
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In one survey, 61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7 percent said they had been hospitalized. In this timely, provocative book, author contends that many modern management commonalities such as long work hours, work-family conflict, and economic insecurity are toxic to employees—hurting engagement, increasing turnover, and destroying people’s physical and emotional health—and inimical to company performance. He argues that human sustainability should be as important as environmental stewardship. Exploring a range of important topics including layoffs, health insurance, work-family conflict, work hours, job autonomy, and why people remain in toxic environments, author offers guidance and practical solutions.

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