Quality of Work Life LO17993

M. J. Evans (MJeffEv@ix.netcom.com)
Tue, 5 May 1998 12:59:36 -0700

Replying to LO17960 --

The term Quality of Work Life is fairly commonly used in organizational
work and is part of the standard nomenclature of Socio-Technical Systems
work. Check the work of Emery & Trist, also later works from Emery &
Emery to see how they have used and defined QWL in their work. There are
some standard criteria put for in the research around these that you can
also find in these works.

Jeff Evans

>Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, materials regarding the following
>questions is much appreciated. How does QUALITY OF WORK LIFE sound or
>strike you, what's your reaction to the term; is it being used; are there
>similar terms or descriptors? Also, what are your or other organizations'
>strategies or programs for ensuring a satisfying, productive, healthy
>work life for employees? And do you have an overall descriptor for such
>an effort?


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