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Engineering the World of Work

Organizations in an Era of Constant Change

9781839105555 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Aharon Tziner, Former Senior Vice-Rector and Dean, Netanya Academic College, Peres Academic Center and Tel-Hai Academic College, Liad Bareket-Bojmel, Peres Academic Center, Israel, Erich C. Fein and M. Anthony Machin, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Publication Date: August 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 555 5 Extent: c 208 pp
Presenting a contemporary outlook on how organizations must adjust to the ‘Era of Me’, this timely book analyses contemporary learning paradigms, sustainability, performance management, and theories of work-related attitudes to promote organizational culture and productivity in workplaces in this volatile modern era.

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Presenting a contemporary outlook on how organizations must adjust to the ‘Era of Me’, this timely book analyses contemporary learning paradigms, sustainability, performance management, and theories of work-related attitudes to promote organizational culture and productivity in workplaces in the volatile modern era.

In the 21st century, the organizational environment in most western-oriented societies is dynamic, multifaceted, complex, and ambiguous. This comprehensive book explores the unique challenges faced by modern organizations due to increasingly varied, flexible, and virtual work arrangements, shifting employee characteristics, technological developments, increased competition, and enhanced diversity in business. Covering a broad range of salient topics and shifting the employee–employer relationship to one of mutual goals and trust, chapters challenge old management styles while recommending novel future methods of engineering the world of work in an era of constant change.

Using a symbiosis of research, theory, and practice, Engineering the World of Work will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of psychology, organizational studies, and business administration. It will also be an essential guide to managers, stakeholders, consultants, and policymakers who are interested in practical ways of adjusting to the changes of the 21st century.

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‘Life is change, and reflecting this, the book Engineering the World of Work is topical and timely. The world of work continues to rapidly evolve in the 21st century, and understanding these changes and processes is critical for organizations, as well as for their people. Tziner has done an excellent job in bringing together a collection of contributions which are inspiring and engaging.’
– Yehuda Baruch, Southampton Business School, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: Liad Bareket-Bojmel, Lily Chernyak-Hai, Erich C. Fein, Mirit K.Grabarski, M. Anthony Machin, Daphna Schwartz-Asher, Or Shkoler, Aharon Tziner
Contents
Contents:

Preface x
Acknowledgments xiii
1 The “Era of Me”: design and integration of career paths in
an era of self-directed careers 1
Mirit K. Grabarski and Daphna Schwartz-Asher
2 Freelancers in organizations: a novel perspective 21
Or Shkoler and Aharon Tziner
3 Organizational learning: personalization, blended learning,
and tailor-made learning solutions 39
Liad Bareket-Bojmel
4 Diversity and inclusion: challenges and best practices for
creating inclusive organizations 58
M. Anthony Machin
5 Examining stress reactions in the world of work in the 21st century 77
M. Anthony Machin and Erich C. Fein
6 Managing performance in the “Era of Me” 88
Erich C. Fein
7 Revisiting theories of work-related attitudes in the “Era of Me” 105
Erich C. Fein
8 Compensation and rewards for work performance in the
“Era of Me” work world 120
Liad Bareket-Bojmel
9 Racism at work: a conspectus – approaches, perspectives,
and potential palliatives 135
Lily Chernyak-Hai and Aharon Tziner
Conclusion 180
Aharon Tziner

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