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Dying for a Paycheck

How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

By Jeffrey Pfeffer
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Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Dying for a Paycheck (2018) reveals that 120,000 American die every year because of work-related health issues. This makes work the fifth leading cause of death in the United States – and as dangerous as second-hand smoke. But things could be different, as a number of companies have demonstrated. Backed up by hard facts and the author’s years of expertise, Dying for a Paycheck presents timely solutions for a pressing issue.

  • CEOs and managers looking to improve employees’ health
  • Employees looking to understand how work affects their well-being
  • Policymakers wanting to implement positive change in American workplaces

Jeffrey Pfeffer is an American business theorist and currently the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Richard D. Irwin Award for his contributions to management theory and is the author of numerous books, including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First (1998) and Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations (1992).

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