Arne L. Kalleberg. 2007. The Mismatched Worker. New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN: 978-0-393-97643-4, 0-393-97643-2 (paper).
This book examines the consequences of “mismatched” workers, or the lack of fit between people and their jobs. Most people now expect paid jobs to be broadly fulfilling and to satisfy the need for challenging work, meaningful relationships, and financial success. This book shows how these expanding expectations are leading to a growing number of mismatches between employees and their jobs. Each chapter frames a different type of mismatch and describes the consequences of the problematic fit between people and work. In addition to giving readers a fresh way to think about expanding work expectations, this book suggests social policies and strategies that might simultaneously alleviate worker dissatisfaction and make organizations more efficient.
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