Author: C. David Mortensen
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Social Science
This volume deals with the human desire to live the good life, defined as seeking that which "is good, optimal, or ultimately desirable." While there may be different ways of achieving this goal, the pathways are similar in some ways. In exploring the ways in which these paths cross, Mortensen asserts that an ability to sustain optimal human relations--that is, healthy communication, interpersonal compatibility, and prosocial influence--is a standard against which the good life can be measured. Optimal Human Relations explores the favorable conditions for human beings to live the best possible way of life imaginable; it both argues the case for and documents recent advances in the study of social influences on everyday life. Social influences help to develop an expansive sense of intrinsic motivation in daily encounters with others. While optimal relations are not easily achieved or maintained, it is through healthy relationships that one may pursue pleasure and happiness--even meaning, importance, and significance with valued companions. The cultivation of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health through these relations generates an enhanced sense of well-being, growth, and maturity. Mature individuals are more likely to maintain optimal relations by counting daily blessings more than lamenting routine burdens. This inspirational conception of "the good life" invites productive inquiry into the conditions responsible for the pursuit of optimal conditions, fulfilled expectations, and a rich, vital, way of life. It is through this lens that Mortensen measures the good life, pointing to these aspects of human communication as a litmus test of the relative importance of individualistic and collective orientations. Along the way, the reader discovers who and what we are in relation to the quality of the world in which we reside alongside those who journey with us.
Author: Sarah von Leiden
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2009
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 1,3, Universitat Hamburg (Fakultat Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Interdisziplinarer Grundkurs, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: I (...) was astonished to find the dent which our work has made in a number of circles. We were quoted, misquoted, assimilated, adapted to this and to that label. Only one thing held true: we were not ignored." Roethlisberger an Mayo, Kommentar zum Stand der Human Relations Schule, Januar 1948. Es gibt nicht viele wissenschaftliche Unternehmungen, denen es trotz zahlreicher, und zeitweise heftiger, Kontroversen gelungen ist, sich im fachlichen und betrieblichen Diskurs dermassen schnell und erfolgreich durchzusetzen, wie die Hawthorne-Experimente. William F. Whyte nannte diese zwischen 1924 und 1932 durchgefuhrten Studien die ersten bedeutsamen Experimente der Sozialwissenschaften uberhaupt, andere wie Loren Baritz gehen gar so weit, sie als das wichtigste wissenschaftliche Projekt der Industriesoziologie aller Zeiten zu bezeichnen. Fest steht, dass kaum ein Jahrzehnt nach dem offiziellen Abschluss der in den Hawthorne-Werken der Western Electric Company (Chicago, USA) durchgefuhrten Studien eine immense Expansion, Anerkennung und Anwendung in wissenschaftlichen und Industriekreisen stattgefunden hat. Bei dem Versuch, dieses Phanomen zu erklaren, findet man in kritisch eingestellten Nachschlagewerken oft den Hinweis auf die um den kontroversen Prof. Elton Mayo versammelte Forschergruppe der Harvard Business School, die die Experimente teilweise, dafur aber entschieden, gestaltete. Deren autoritative, selbstbewusste Interpretation und Darstellung der Studienergebnisse, sowie fur Begriffe der akademischen Forschung eher ungewohnliche Marketingkampagne, waren namlich nach Ansicht vieler Skeptiker die entscheidenden Triebfaktoren, die das Echo ihrer Erkenntnisse immer weiter erschallen liessen."
Author: Barry Reece
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-09
Genre: Business & Economics
Master the human relation skills you need to become successful in today's workplace with one of the most widely used human relations texts available. EFFECTIVE HUMAN RELATIONS incorporates hundreds of examples of real human relations issues and practices in successful companies. This comprehensive 13th edition explores goal- setting, the root causes of negative attitudes, the use of personal branding and social media in the job market, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and happiness, and how companies create a dynamic company cultures. Self-assessments and self-development opportunities throughout the book teach you to assume responsibility for improving your personal skills and competencies. This text will help you gain the insights, knowledge and relationship skills you need to deal successfully with the wide range of people-related challenges in business today. It is a text you can continue to refer to throughout your life! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Pedagogy - School Pedagogics, grade: 1.0, National Open University of Nigeria, language: English, abstract: This study was designed to assess the participation of teachers in school decision-making and its influence on their decision-making and its influence on their job satisfaction and productivity. The sample of the study comprised of 96 teachers and principals of six senior secondary schools in Mainland Local Government area of Lagos State. A designed research instrument was used to generate relevant data for the study- The data were tested using percentage and Chi-square statistical tools. Three null hypotheses were tested in the study which revealed that teachers' participation in school decision making has significant relationship on their job productivity; principals' leadership styles have significant relationship on teachers' involvement in school decision-making, management effectiveness has significant influence on job productivity in schools. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made to the principals to encourage teachers to participate in important school discussions that will motivate them to develop a sense of belongingness to the organizations and enhance their job productivity.
With its balanced mix of theory and practice, as well as current coverage of emerging trends and topics, MODERN HUMAN RELATIONS AT WORK is a pre-eminent textbook for introducing students and novice practitioners to the field. Author Kathryn W. Hegar provides many practical examples and techniques, as well as experiential and application-oriented exercises to show how human relations concepts and skills can increase productivity and job satisfaction in the workplace. The 11th edition’s 14 chapters are brimming with self-assessment and self-study tools. The course material flows from the human element to the work environment and then focuses on the methods and techniques for achieving an effective fit between people and organizational systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This contemporary text will connect you with current human relations issues and the challenges your students will encounter in the twenty-first century. Human Relations, 4e prepares students to confidently put theory into action to get the results they want. Authors Dalton, Hoyle, and Watts use a unique approach that offers students the opportunity to experience and analyze firsthand the contemporary issues of human relations. By weaving their varied professional backgrounds and knowledge into every chapter, they provide the insight and awareness that comes only from real-life experience. With its improved design and focus on new, contemporary topics, HUMAN RELATIONS 4e once again delivers a dynamic and real-world perspective to the study of human relations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Barry Reece
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2008-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics
Student Achievement Series: Human Relations focuses on the immediate personal application of human relations principles and practices. The SAS Edition combines the authors' innovative Total Person approach toward the field with an emphasis on real-world application. Topics include effective communication, self-development, ways to help students achieve insight, knowledge and the relationship skills needed to deal with a wide range of people-related problems, diversity, and strategies that can be used to resolve work/life tensions. The Student Achievement Series was developed in partnership with over 600 teachers and students from across the country to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of students, Human Relations presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery, understanding, and retention. Feedback from students has been instrumental in all aspects of development--from design and pedagogy to testing and assessment to title and packaging. These elements culminate in a textbook program that reflects the way students learn and study best. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Lois Haines Sargent
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
Release Date: 1958-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Our connections with other people are perhaps the most basic fact of life, and yet they can be very complicated. The astrology of relationships, including such links as love and marriage, friendship, family ties and business associations, is the subject of this most thorough and detailed guide. It covers attraction, endurability and mental agreement as well as the position of Saturn. From interchart aspects to cross-chart house connections, all the major tricks of the synastry trade are explained in this book. Lois Haines Sargent's well written, well read volume has been a best sellar ever since its first printing in 1958.
Author: John Bossy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2003-01-30
This collection of essays by British, American and French scholars uses the records of the law in Western Europe from the fall of Rome to the nineteenth century in an attempt to outline a social history of the West considered as a history of human relations. The primary themes are dispute, arbitration and conjugal relations; the primary influences considered are feud, Christianity and the state. The contributions are discussed overall by an anthropologist lawyer, Simon Roberts, who writes an anthropological introduction, and by the editor in a short historical postscript. The aim has been to strike a new note in social history by attending more closely to actual people and their actual relations; by drawing on the resources of anthropology, legal history, the history of religious feelings and institutions, and of states, to illuminate their behaviour; and by combining the efforts of scholars representing a diversity of intellectual traditions and a long perspective of human experience.