Research Handbook of International Talent Management 2019 DOI: 10.4337/9781786437105.00006 View full text
Cary Cooper

Abstract: Studs Terkel, the distinguished social scientist and commentator, wrote in his acclaimed book Working 1 that 'work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor -in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying'. This illustrates one of the primary roles of managers from shop floor to top floor, to create the right culture to enhance employee well-being, their commitment to the organization and ulti…

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