From Library Journal
Karasek and Theorell, American and Swedish academicians respectively, analyze in their important work how heart disease, diabetes, and other stress-related ailments are generated by the way in which people are forced to work in their jobs. In this unfortunately difficult-to-read book, marked by turgid prose and awkward phrasing, the authors analyze various stress/work studies done over the years in America and Europe. In the second half of the book, they discuss various ways being developed to deal with the lack of worker participation in decision-making on the job. The authors mince no words in their conclusions that the well-being of employees can and must be enhanced through meaningful involvement in formulating the manner and mode of their tasks. For labor collections.- Norman Lederer, UAW, Woodbridge, N.J.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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From the Back Cover
Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers' lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.