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Human Relations Theory

  • By: Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

Over the 20th century, the traditional mechanisms of negative control have become less and less effective. The alienation of employees because of a work organization based on monotonous, individualized, and nonmeaningful tasks brought about a phenomenon of absenteeism, staff turnover, ...

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