UNSW Press, 2003, 208 s. ISBN 0868406708
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To get soaring profits we need to work
longer and harder. Right? Wrong. With an original look at the lives of
employees, managers, executives and CEO's, the authors propose a new agenda for
a work/life balance, stressing that if you get relationships with employees and
customers right profits follow as a matter of course.
About the Author(s)
Charles Birch has published many books, with his writing on philosophical
issues attracting a strong following and quality of life a recurring theme in
his books. Birch is Emeritus Professor of the University of Sydney and was
Challis Professor of Biology for 25 years. His previous book was "Biology and
The Riddle of Life".
Dr David Paul has worked in banks and government organisations and has
lectured university courses in change management. He has a strong interest in
people management, cultural change and quality of life in the work place.
In this original look at the working lives of employees, managers and
executives, scientist and philosopher Charles Birch and change management
specialist David Paul propose a new agenda for achieving a sensible work/life
balance. Their basic message is that if companies get their relationships with
employees and customers right, profits follow as a matter of course. Too many
organizations fixate on the bottom line, and are insensitive to the needs and
dignity of individuals.
Life and Work addresses a variety of workplace-related questions such
Why are 88 percent of Australians unhappy in their workplace?
Why do most CEOs of the largest companies consider their sole mission the
maximisation of profit?
Why has confidence in executive leaders in the Western world declined
seriously in the last decade?
Why have 23 percent of Australians aged 30 to 50 opted to take a much less
well paid job?
Why does our quality of life not increase with increasing GDP and economic
Why do 70 percent of all efforts at organisational change fail?