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Pseudowork

By Anders Fogh Jensen,Dennis Nørmark
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  • Publisher : Gyldendal Business
  • Isbn : 8702298813
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: pseudowork.pdf

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A century ago, everyone was convinced that by now we would be working a 15-hour week. It never happened. Not because of any lack of efficiency savings or streamlining. We still work for dear life. In this book, anthropologist Dennis Nørmark and philosopher Anders Fogh Jensen set out to discover how we spend our working lives. It is a journey into absurdity, where the meaning of work has disappeared and the promise of leisure has never been fulfilled. Instead, we have more rules, useless projects, forgettable HR initiatives, endless meetings and trivial PowerPoint presentations. The authors come from both sides of the political divide, but this book is not a meeting in the middle. It’s a showdown with an old-fashioned concept of work, and a blueprint for what we can do about it – as employees, as managers and as a society. It is time to think and act differently. Otherwise, we may find ourselves committing the greatest act of self-sabotage in history. We risk making a mockery of our past and being seen as a laughing stock in the future. First, we must confront one of the greatest taboos of our era: Pseudowork.

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Isbn : 1136678301
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 625
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This volume is the first comprehensive history of task analysis, charting its origins from the earliest applied psychology through to modern forms of task analysis that focus on the study of cognitive work. Through this detailed historical analysis, it is made apparent how task analysis has always been cognitive. Chapters cover the histories, key ideas, and contributions to methodology of a number of communities of practice, including: Sociotechnics, European Work Analysis, Naturalistic Decision Making, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Ethnography, Human Factors. Further, integrative chapters focus on the purposes of cognitive task analysis. It is shown how all the various communities of practice are living in the same scientific universe, though are in many ways distinctive in terms of their key concerns and main theories. It is a historiography of task analysis, and the people who invented task analysis. It is also an explanatory primer on what cognitive task analysis is all about and what it can do. Perspectives on Cognitive Task Analyis will be of value to professionals in allied disciplines who might come to rely on cognitive task analysis in their system development programs. It will be invaluable to students who need to know what task analysis and cognitive task analysis are really all about. For practitioners of cognitive task analysis, this volume is a major presentation of what their scientific universe is all about.

Reproduction, Medicine and the Socialist State

By Alena Heitlinger
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349071625
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 709
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Capital Cities/Les capitales

By John Taylor
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 077358496X
  • Pages : 435
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 820
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An unusual look at the nature and role of capital cities around the world - past, present and future. The 24 papers by scholars from many countries and disciplines present their thinking on capital cities, with contributions from Amos Rapoport, Claude Raffestin, Peter Hall and Anthony Sutcliffe. 16 papers in English, 8 in French.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

By Michael W. Holmes
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 0310871182
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 373
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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Solar

By Ian McEwan
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn : 0307399265
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 952
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An engrossing, satirical and very funny new novel on climate change. Michael Beard is in his late fifties; bald, overweight, unprepossessing — a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. An inveterate philanderer, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds are entwined in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself, a chance for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster. With a global scope, Solar is a comedy dealing directly with the crises of today. A story of one man's ambitions and self-deceptions, it is a startling and stylish new departure in the work of one of the world's great writers.

The Small Screen

By Brian L. Ott
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 0470766379
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 805
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Television is one of the most important socializing forces in contemporary culture. This book is a cultural history of prime-time television in America during the 1990s. Examines changes that took place in programming, such as the rapid adoption of cable, the proliferation of content providers, the development of niche marketing, the introduction of high-definition television, the blurring of traditional genres, and the creation of new formats like reality-based programming Argues that television programmes of the 1990s afforded viewers a symbolic resource for negotiating the psychological challenges associated with the shift from the Industrial Age to the Information Age Explores the ways in which television provided viewers with tools for coming to terms with their fears about living in the fast-paced , increasingly diverse, information-laden society of the 90s

Man and Wildlife

By L. Harrison Matthews
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000753611
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 125
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Originally published in 1975, Man and Wildlife traces the evolution of man from pre-hominid ancestors, and his influence in modifying the environment and its flora and fauna as technical knowledge grew. The development of civilization allowed man to dominate the environment; its advance led to the discovery and exploitation of the world’s resources. In spite of all the discoveries of science, man’s battle with the adverse forces of wildlife remain un-won and seems likely to stay so for the foreseeable future. The book traces the beginnings of environmental consciousness in the decades preceding its publication. It examines the extent of the human devastation of the environment, which has increased with rapid expansion of the world’s human population, and the belated efforts to halt the destruction and help wildlife preservation.

Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-century Anglo-American Literature

By George Monteiro
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 9780813132709
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 199
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The Nazis in the Balkans

By Dietrich Orlow
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Isbn : 0822975718
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 174
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The Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft (Southeast Europe Society or SOEG) was founded in 1940 to formulate wartime policy in Southeast Europe; its organizational life began and ended with the Third Reich. In his analysis of the creation, growth, and death of the SOEG, Dietrich Orlow focuses on the institutional behavior and power struggles of this microcosm of the Nazi system. Its story is illustrative of the nature of politics in all totalitarian societies and reveals the aims and the failure of Germany's wartime exploitation of the Balkan resources and the long-term economic designs for the Balkans after the Third Reich's expected victory.

Human Behaviour

By Ravinder Singh,Ajita Rani
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1946983314
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 564
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Do we ever think why people around us do not come along with us? Have you ever thought why some people are more favored by their bosses than others? Why are successful people happier or are happy people more successful? What did you do when you had to work in a team with a lazy colleague? Human Behaviuor tries to explore and answer many more such questions about when people work in a group. How their emotional or social intelligence work in organisations and often may induce stress. Their answers may lie in understanding human behavior and the most important factors which affect it. Human Behaviour answers some of these basic concepts which all of us tries to explore.