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Psychologically Safe Workplaces: Utopia Revisited

Psychologically Safe Workplaces: Utopia Revisited
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ISBN: 978-87-403-2421-1
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Pages : 140
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Mason Craig ★★★★★

A Psychologically safe workplace would be a blessing if it could exist as a reality and not a pretentious facade. Some would think that public employment is an indirect semblance of work safety but that is not as solid as it used to be as Redundancies have become more commonplace on local, regional and national levels across the globe. The nook is very interesting AND simultaneously very provocative. I suggest it unreservedly irrespective of your employment affiliation in the public or the private sector!

Angela Garcia, BSc(hons) ★★★★★

Ap very useful journey through history highlighting the plight of working men and women. Provocative and challenging and yet pleasant reading. Indeed if you read between the lines it does echo in distance the old call to 'workers of the world...'

Fiona Davies ★★★★★

A refreshing overview of labor relations history, false promises and employer skewed theoretical schemes. Fascinating monograph leading us from the pyramids of Egypt to the brave new world of 'charismatically' skillful robots replacing humans massively in the not so distant future.

Mike Cook, BSc,MSc ★★★★★

Excellent reading for your next transatlantic, transpacific or intra European plane trip.

Juan Perez,MBA ★★★★★

Professor Piperopoulos has written a book that should be read by everybody who is an employee and those employers who comfortably forget their respect for their employees. I would also suggest it to Board members of many organizations who easily bypass the reality that their employees are the ones who make them feel proud bring in charge of their organizations. Useful and contemporary.

Description

The book is a journey through human progress focusing on the construct of psychologically safe workplaces which has re-emerged recently. It looks as far back as the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks, highlighting the construct of utopia as applied to the world of work. It explores where we are in the world of work and how humans are treated at work. It underlines how various advances through industrial, and much more recently technological, revolutions have changed the nature of work and society. It explores if a ‘utopic’ ideal of work has ever existed or can exist. As a monograph, it will engage the readers’ interest with its story and intention.

About the author

Dr Georgios P. Piperopoulos studied sociology and psychology at American, German and Austrian Universities receiving his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees; taught at several American, European and Greek Universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels before retiring from his professorial chair at the Department of Business Administration, The University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr Piperopoulos is currently Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. He was Visiting Professor at Newcastle University Business School, U.K. from 8/2013 to 8/2016.

He has held a variety of managerial posts in private enterprises and public social services organizations in the USA and Europe.

He has developed and taught Leadership, Communication, Stress Management and Psychological Operations courses at the Supreme Joint War College of the Hellenic Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air force), the Army staff training school, the Hellenic Police Continuing Education Centre and at the Greek branch of the United Nations Peace Serving Operations Training Centre.

Professor Piperopoulos has published several textbooks and many popular books in Greek and English and authored hundreds of articles and editorials in leading Greek Newspapers and magazines. He has been a frequent guest on Greek TV and radio programs as a commentator and, for several years, presented his own show titled ‘I Communicate Therefore I am’ in Greek National and Regional TV channels and Radio stations. He has delivered hundreds of public lectures to groups in Greece, Europe and the USA.

Bookboon.com has already published his books:

Fundamentals of Communication, PR and Leadership

http://locksmithhornsby.net/en/fundamentals-of-communication-p-r-and-leadership-ebook

Control Your Stress and Manage Your Time!

http://locksmithhornsby.net/en/control-your-stress-manage-your-time-ebook.

Managing primary and Secondary Schools – A Primer (co-authored with Dr A.N. Piperopoulou)

http://locksmithhornsby.net/en/managing-primary-secondary-schools-ebook

His daughter Dr Natasha (Anastasia) Piperopoulou lives with her son in Athens and is employed as psychologist in a public school for training and educating adolescents with special needs. His son Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Piperopoulos is Associate Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).


Content

  1. Psychologically safe workplaces 
  2. The concept of ‘Utopia’ in literature 
  3. The concept of ‘Utopia’ in political economy 
  4. The Biblical ‘Garden of Eden’: ‘Paradise’ as a religious ‘Utopia’ 
  5. The Giza pyramids: History ‘made’ in Hollywood 
  6. Pericles and the Acropolis of Athens 
  7. The British Industrial Revolution 
  8. Unions and Unionism 
    1. Unionism in Britain 
    2. Unionism in the USA 
    3. Unionism in Germany 
    4. Unionism in France 
  9. Tsarist Russia and the Bolshevik Revolutions 
    1. Tsarist Russia 
    2. The Bolshevik Revolutions with Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin as the three protagonists 
  10. The Great Depression and the ‘New Deal’ Programs in America 
  11. Frederick Winslow Taylor’s ‘Scientific Management Theory’ (‘Taylorism’) 
    1. The contributions of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth to ‘time-motion’ techniques 
    2. Taylorism, Lenin and industrialization in Bolshevik Russia 
  12. Henri Fayol’s ‘Administrative Management Approach’ (Fayol-ism) 
  13. Henry Ford & his ‘Assembly Line’ production of the historic ‘Model-T’ cars 
  14. The contributions of Weber and Veblen 
    1. Max Weber’s ‘Bureaucratic Management’ Approach 
    2. Thorstein Veblen’s critique of the ‘affluent’ social class 
  15. The first Business Schools appear in 19th century Europe and the USA 
    1. A glimpse at some current critiques of Business Schools 
  16. The Hawthorne studies and the era of ‘human relations’ in industry 
  17. Human motivation and the theories of Maslow, Herzberg & Likert 
    1. Abraham Maslow’s Humanistic Psychology and the pyramid of human needs 
    2. Frederick Herzberg and his ‘hygiene-motivators’ factors theory 
    3. Rensis Likert 
  18. McGregor’s theories ‘X and Y’ & Quichy’s theory ‘Z’ 
  19. William Edwards Deming and ‘Total Quality Management’ 

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