"The purpose of this book is to present a philosophy and psychology of work, which, if applied, will justify the title of the book by making work human. The book was written for representatives of management who are responsible for the work of others, and for those workers who are interested in the problem of work adjustment. The plan of development has been to mix fundamental theory with practical suggestions, in the hope mat both will be put to the test of application by those most responsible for the development of sound and workable human relations in business and industry. The primary thesis of the book is that work can be made fully as satisfying as leisure-time activities. Fundamental principles of human nature and their general application in work situations are discussed in the earlier chapters of the book, whereas the application of these principles to the solution of problems of work adjustment is stressed in later chapters. Chapter headings will indicate to the reader the relative emphasis on theory and practice. Each chapter may be read with understanding without reference to other chapters. However, since the first four chapters are a general introduction to those which follow, thorough mastery of the principles presented in the introductory chapters will prove helpful to the reader in extending his thinking beyond the work activities referred to in the practical suggestions presented in later chapters"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-312) and indexes. Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns