This invative book examines the nature of work and reward, and the place each has in today's society. The author examines why so many people feel trapped in the workplace today, and develops a framework that can be used to improve life both in and out of the workplace. The author states that the current definition of work today is 'sacrifice' and the reward is frequently money. He argues that employees also need access to such things as truth, good, beauty, and power. Concentration on the work ethic will give way to the development ethic which minimizes sacrifice and maximizes development through the use of techlogy and the restructuring of our value system. This illuminating book provides an interesting perspective on business for undergraduate business students, MBA students, and those directly involved in the business world. Work and Rewards begins with an examination of the work world as it stands today. The author explores the possibilities for change in techlogy, the nature of work, reward systems, balance, and success. Finally, the book introduces a new framework for work and life.
WILLIAM ROTH, JR., is an Associate Professor at Moravian College and a senior partner of Roth & Associates, a consulting firm that works with corporate quality improvement efforts. He has recently served as advisor to a Congressional Task Force designing a nationwide community-based quality education and improvement effort.