Measuring Employee Alienation LO28912

From: suneeta mishra (
Date: 07/26/02

Replying to LO28908 -- Hi Terri Thanks for responding . I have also been relying on Seeman's definition to formulate an instrument. However , I wanted to know of any other contemporary work which would probably give me a more "recent " dimension of Alienation . I am not very familiar with Omar Aktouf's work but will definitely look it up now . Regds Suneeta . >From: > >I am not familiar with any "standard" instrument for measuring employee >alienation. Among my favorite frameworks, though, is the set of >characteristics I first ran across via Seeman (1983) and Watkins, (1991, >Knowledge and control in the flexible workplace). It describes 4 >characteristics -- powerlessness, meaninglessness, social isolation, and >self-estrangement, among other things. Is also similar to what Omar >Aktouf has written about over the years (e.g. 1992, Management and >theories of organizations in the 1990s: Toward a critical radical >humanism) of the Marx early understanding of power and control at work. -- "suneeta mishra" Learning-org -- Hosted by Rick Karash Public Dialog on Learning Organizations --

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