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Work is making people sick, and it may be killing them says Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer in this passionate discussion of the health threat of toxic work environments. He lists 10 hazardous workplace factors: being unemployed or laid off, lack of health insurance, erratic shifts, long hours, job insecurity, family-to-work and work-to-family conflicts, lack of control over your job and work environment, job pressure, low social support, and employers who make seemingly unfair job and employment decisions. Pfeffer recognizes that some nations and some companies guarantee health care, reduce extra work hours and announce shift schedules in advance to be willfully humane.
About the Author
Jeffrey Pfeffer is a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and the author or co-author of numerous research papers and 15 books, including Leadership B.S., Power, The Human Equation, Managing with Power and The Knowing-Doing Gap.