This thesis describes and discusses the influences of economic growth and the modern forms of work organisation in terms of their affect on our ability to make free choices, both in and outside the workplace. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, but indeed still continuing, new management concepts has been developed, effecting the roles of individuals in the workplace. Workers resources have become the key of an efficient production. Human resources and values are being developed in order to make the workers become more responsible and able to make choices on behalf of the company. Thereby the company becomes more flexible and thus, more competitive. The concepts are promising a more challenging and meaningful work life, and have become friendlier, appreciative, and supportive of workers. As a result, the lines between leader and subordinate have been blurred, changing the way power is exposed—it has become more invisible. The concept of happiness is introduced in this thesis to facilitate the discussion of the difference between the life a strong career can give an individual, in terms of meaning, and what our own authentic wishes actually are. The increasing demand for competencies and personal development, though increasing corporate efficiency and profitability, has lead to many problems regarding stress and burnouts. The demands upon the modern worker are such that many individuals have a tendency to downplay or ignore the physical symptoms being felt in terms of stress, in order to keep their status, please the company, and stay in business. What we do has become more important than who we are. The pace in which everything is happening today is decreasing our possibilities to think and reason for ourselves. This thesis is an attempt to show resistance toward a societal development that I cannot approve of.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2004|
|Vejledere||Uffe Sæby & Helge Hvid|