SOC326 8-5-08 - SOC 326 8-5-08 Rewards of Work -What...

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SOC 326 8-5-08 Rewards of Work - What motivates us to work? - Personal examples - Workers motivation is topic off much research attention. - Concern of management and researchers on organizational behavior. - Ex. McGregor (1960): Theory X and Theory Y. - Theory X= working for $. - Theory Y= working for more than $. They have a satisfaction/independent factor. -Workplace as school -Great deal of human capital development occurs “on the job”. -Estimate that 1/3 to ½ of the development of all job-related skills occurs after leaving school. -Formal apprenticeship programs (Germany). -Also via informal means, tacit knowledge. -Things you learn on the job. -Work and social interaction. -Workplace serves a prime site for socializing with fellow workers, forming bonds of friendship. -Formation of social capital that is no longer developing in neighborhoods or public spaces. -Arguably because of demands of work. -Social isolation
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