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By Maria C.W. Peeters, Jan de Jonge, Toon W. Taris

This is the 1st complete review of labor psychology, with insurance of vintage types, present theories, and modern concerns affecting the 21st-century worker.


  • Examines the beneficial properties of work–motivation, functionality, creativity, and engagement—instead of focusing basically on hostile effects
  • Edited via leaders within the box with chapters written by way of a world group of specialists from the USA, united kingdom, Europe,  and Australia
  • Discusses issues equivalent to safeguard at paintings, expertise, operating instances, work-family interplay, operating in groups , restoration, task calls for and task assets, and affliction absence
  • Suitable for complicated classes excited by paintings psychology as a sub self-discipline of labor and organizational psychology
  • Didactic good points comprise questions for dialogue, bins with functional functions, additional examining sections, and a glossary

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Some used to say that the only constant factor that characterizes organizations is ‘change’. Two major trends are mainly responsible for the ongoing changes in organizations: (i) globalization, or commerce 19 20 Peeters, Taris and de Jonge ­ ithout borders, which, along with the interdependence of business operations w in different locations (Cascio, 2003), changes the markets and environments in which organizations have to operate, thereby creating a global economy with both opportunities and threats, and (ii) ICT, which is redefining how, where and when work is performed.

Another rapidly growing segment of the workforce is that of the ‘knowledge worker’, a highly educated employee who applies theoretical and analytical knowledge to developing new products and services. Knowledge workers include those working in the areas of product development, consultancy and information ­systems. The existence of ‘knowledge workers’ is not new: it was described by Peter Drucker in his 1959 book The Landmarks of Tomorrow. Drucker (1999) states that ‘The most valuable assets of a 20th-century company were its production equipment.

Ask this person what he or she considers to be the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of work design. Next, think about the ways in which human resource managers can support employees who face difficulties working in such a context. 3. Pick three models from Chapters 3 and 4, and write down the task-analysis method and technique that fit these models best. Further Reading Cascio, W. F. (2003). Changes in workers, work, and organizations. In W. C. Bormann, D. R. Ilgen, & R. J. ), Handbook of ­psychology, Vol.

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