This volume introduces a conception of work as a process of personal growth and development. Three fundamental moments of passage are discussed, in which the life and work connection becomes evident: the transition from education to work, the daily relationship between work and extra-work life, the evaluations in the workplace upon which the career paths depend. Critical reflections about mainstream theories, methodologies and practices are suggested. Examples and case studies illustrate their limitations and negative consequences. Finally, alternative organizational choices aimed at improving the work situations and facilitating, in the workplace, the development and well-being of people, are proposed.
Education, Recruitment, Work-life reconciliation, Competencies, Organizational action.
Table of contents
Giovanni Masino, Work as a process of personal development – Introduction / Il lavoro come processo di sviluppo personale – Introduzione
Giovanni Masino, From education to work: a possible alternative / Dall’istruzione al lavoro: un’alternativa possibile
Massimo Neri, Francesca Mattioli, Matteo Rinaldini, Work-life reconciliation: which organizational options? / La conciliazione vita- lavoro: quali opzioni organizzative?
Domenico Berdicchia, Management of competencies: a critique and an interpretative proposal / Gestione delle competenze: critica e proposta interpretativa