Work Alienation: A Relevant Theoretical Framework for Examining Management Practices?
journal contributionposted on 05.06.2017 by Winter, Richard P., Sarros, James C., Tanewski, G.
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This paper discusses the relevance of a work alienation framework for examining management practices within large Australian organisations. A review of the relevant literature is used to build a theoretical framework of work alienation grounded in a radical-humanist work paradigm. The paper concludes by highlighting resistance to change problems associated with unitarist management control mechanisms that deny employees autonomy, participation and self-expression in the workplace.