Replying to LO28908 --
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 .
>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.
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