The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 36: Workers’ Resistance in Defense of Wellbeing in Contemporary Organizations

Workers’ Resistance in Defense of Wellbeing in Contemporary Organizations

Workers' resistance in defense of wellbeing in contemporary organizations
Florence Palpacuer

Introduction

Wellbeing and resistance are rarely associated to each other in organizational studies. To a large extent, they belong to separate research traditions conveying distinct views of the nature of social relations, the work experience and employees’ expectations at the workplace. Employees’ wellbeing studies build on the founding premises of the human relation school that employees have a strong need for social affiliation, joining in a common cause, and exercising autonomy and creativity at work. Emphasis is put on the convergence of interests and goals within the firm, in support of a central claim that enhancing the wellbeing of employees will positively ...

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