Introducing a theory of workplace dignity into the field of management studies, this innovative new book presents an alternative paradigm based on principles of human dignity which is integrated into a theoretical approach to the topic. The author addresses and analyses the causes and consequences of the dominant political-economic paradigm within management studies. Further, it presents a theoretical alternative which can constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about organisations, management, and leadership. Dignity in the Workplace offers scholars ideas for how research in the field of management studies may be enriched by a dignity-paradigm, and goes further to explore the role of a dignity-paradigm in the function of HR-managers and organisational leaders. Thus, the book aims to contribute to the need for alternative conceptualisations of how contemporary organisations can be managed.
P. Matthijs Bal is Professor of Responsible Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. Before joining Lincoln, he was a reader in the School of Management, University of Bath, UK, and has previously worked at VU University Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
1. Introduction to Workplace Dignity.- 2. A Review of Human Dignity.- 3. Towards a Theory of Workplace Dignity.- 4. Introducing Workplace Dignity to Management Studies.- 5. implementing Workplace Dignity in Organisations.- 6. Dignity, Workplace Democracy, and HRM.- 7. Workplace Dignity and Individualisation.- 8. Dignity in Universities: An Example Case.- 9. Moving Forward with Dignity.- 10. Conclusions.