Category Archives: Meaning of work

Work, Employment and Society – “Voice of the workers”

In its ‘On the Front Line Collection’, the journal Work, Employment & Society currently offers free access to a series of articles about current realities of work. It is a great resource to introduce young students who might not have … Continue reading

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RSA animations, short films and event videos

This is a follow up on my last post since I think that RSA has more to offer than the animation on motivation. The RSA Animates-series that is offered by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures … Continue reading

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“Money is a Motivator… however in a slightly strange way”

“Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us” is a title of a video-clip that I found on youtube. It is from RSAnimate and some of you may know their work. The clip animates a speech from Dan Pink addressing … Continue reading

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We need to talk about dirty work, and what it’s worth!

“A recent survey found 73% of aged care workers in Australia did dirty work, coming into contact with bodily products. These products that are normal – we all poo and bleed – but taboos surrounding dirty work means it rarely … Continue reading

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A further list of discussion questions

During the past year I developed more discussion questions that could be used during the classes or in the examinations. Some of the questions have been adopted from Fiona Wilson (2013) Organizational Behaviour and Work. A Critical Introduction. Oxford University … Continue reading

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What it means to work in a manager or a worker position – A little simulation game

Is it possible that students gain some experiences about work and organisations whilst being in the classroom? Well, referring to the discussion on experienced base learning, it is in fact possible. I try to enable students to make some experiences … Continue reading

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What work means to people

Discussing what rewarded (i.e. paid) work means to employees, I asked my students to move out of the university building, find someone, who holds a job outside university. They should interview this person regarding what her or his job means … Continue reading

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