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Psychologically Safe Workplaces: Utopia Revisited

Psychologically Safe Workplaces: Utopia Revisited
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ISBN: 978-87-403-2421-1
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Pages : 140
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Ted Black ★★★★★

A book useful for business school students as it wiil provide them with a more humane attitude towards employees. Useful for working men and women below the supervisor/middle manager levels. Useful for the interested members of the general public for its wealth of information on management theories and historical facts. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Pat O'Brien, M.Sc. ★★★★★

Bypass the old myth "that you can't judge a book by its cover"! Professor Piperopoulos has written a book that ends this one and a number of other myths related to working men and women and 'good hearted' employers. Fascinating narrative.

Giovanni Medina, M.B.A. ★★★★★

A well written provocative narrative of the journey of working men and women through history. Based on his experiences as an academic/practitioner the author has composed a significant contribution to the existing binliography. His presentation of the Bolshevic revolutions and the seven decades of the existence of USSR should be carefully read as should the chapter on the birth and proliferation of Business Schools across the globe.

Jeff Knox, B.A.(hons) ★★★★★

The construct would be a real blessing for working men and women but the way things are going (14 stores shut down everyday in the UK, medium and large enterprises are making thousands of employees redundant across the EU) so it looks Notre as a Utopia than a feasible reality. And with robots of new generations enriched with brilliant AI surpassing a single employee's talents the prospects resemble motte a nightmare than a sweet dream! Read the book carefully and as other reviews have noted search "between the lines".

Priya Patel ★★★★★

A brilliant work by an experienced academic who has obviously gained immense volume of work experience as a practitioner. It touches upon some issues usually bypassed by professors of Business Schools who choose to instruct their students/future managers how to entlarge corporate profits and claim good chunks of bonuses for themselves. In the psychologically safe workplace utopia women have been and continue to be left far behind men coworkers.

Description

The book is a journey through human progress focusing on the construct of psychologically safe workplaces which has re-emerged recently. It looks as far back as the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks, highlighting the construct of utopia as applied to the world of work. It explores where we are in the world of work and how humans are treated at work. It underlines how various advances through industrial, and much more recently technological, revolutions have changed the nature of work and society. It explores if a ‘utopic’ ideal of work has ever existed or can exist. As a monograph, it will engage the readers’ interest with its story and intention.

About the author

Dr Georgios P. Piperopoulos studied sociology and psychology at American, German and Austrian Universities receiving his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees; taught at several American, European and Greek Universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels before retiring from his professorial chair at the Department of Business Administration, The University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr Piperopoulos is currently Visiting Professor at Newcastle Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. He was Visiting Professor at Newcastle University Business School, U.K. from 8/2013 to 8/2016.

He has held a variety of managerial posts in private enterprises and public social services organizations in the USA and Europe.

He has developed and taught Leadership, Communication, Stress Management and Psychological Operations courses at the Supreme Joint War College of the Hellenic Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air force), the Army staff training school, the Hellenic Police Continuing Education Centre and at the Greek branch of the United Nations Peace Serving Operations Training Centre.

Professor Piperopoulos has published several textbooks and many popular books in Greek and English and authored hundreds of articles and editorials in leading Greek Newspapers and magazines. He has been a frequent guest on Greek TV and radio programs as a commentator and, for several years, presented his own show titled ‘I Communicate Therefore I am’ in Greek National and Regional TV channels and Radio stations. He has delivered hundreds of public lectures to groups in Greece, Europe and the USA.

Bookboon.com has already published his books:

Fundamentals of Communication, PR and Leadership

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Control Your Stress and Manage Your Time!

http://xn--l3cao5brvqbzz9l.com/en/control-your-stress-manage-your-time-ebook.

Managing primary and Secondary Schools – A Primer (co-authored with Dr A.N. Piperopoulou)

http://xn--l3cao5brvqbzz9l.com/en/managing-primary-secondary-schools-ebook

His daughter Dr Natasha (Anastasia) Piperopoulou lives with her son in Athens and is employed as psychologist in a public school for training and educating adolescents with special needs. His son Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Piperopoulos is Associate Professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).


Content

  1. Psychologically safe workplaces 
  2. The concept of ‘Utopia’ in literature 
  3. The concept of ‘Utopia’ in political economy 
  4. The Biblical ‘Garden of Eden’: ‘Paradise’ as a religious ‘Utopia’ 
  5. The Giza pyramids: History ‘made’ in Hollywood 
  6. Pericles and the Acropolis of Athens 
  7. The British Industrial Revolution 
  8. Unions and Unionism 
    1. Unionism in Britain 
    2. Unionism in the USA 
    3. Unionism in Germany 
    4. Unionism in France 
  9. Tsarist Russia and the Bolshevik Revolutions 
    1. Tsarist Russia 
    2. The Bolshevik Revolutions with Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin as the three protagonists 
  10. The Great Depression and the ‘New Deal’ Programs in America 
  11. Frederick Winslow Taylor’s ‘Scientific Management Theory’ (‘Taylorism’) 
    1. The contributions of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth to ‘time-motion’ techniques 
    2. Taylorism, Lenin and industrialization in Bolshevik Russia 
  12. Henri Fayol’s ‘Administrative Management Approach’ (Fayol-ism) 
  13. Henry Ford & his ‘Assembly Line’ production of the historic ‘Model-T’ cars 
  14. The contributions of Weber and Veblen 
    1. Max Weber’s ‘Bureaucratic Management’ Approach 
    2. Thorstein Veblen’s critique of the ‘affluent’ social class 
  15. The first Business Schools appear in 19th century Europe and the USA 
    1. A glimpse at some current critiques of Business Schools 
  16. The Hawthorne studies and the era of ‘human relations’ in industry 
  17. Human motivation and the theories of Maslow, Herzberg & Likert 
    1. Abraham Maslow’s Humanistic Psychology and the pyramid of human needs 
    2. Frederick Herzberg and his ‘hygiene-motivators’ factors theory 
    3. Rensis Likert 
  18. McGregor’s theories ‘X and Y’ & Quichy’s theory ‘Z’ 
  19. William Edwards Deming and ‘Total Quality Management’ 

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