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By Dr. Geoffrey Ffrench (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401165998

ISBN-13: 9789401165990

"HOLD THOU the nice: outline IT good ... " The citation above from Tennyson, is apt while describing the aim and fulfillment of this e-book. the writer is devoted to his subject-personal health and wellbeing in undefined: his learn covers sensible event within the U.K. and different lands. In non-technical language the e-book documents a number of the explanations of ill-health and throws mild upon the actual and psychological pressure with which women and men at paintings need to contend. Dr. Ffrench's observations and conclusions could be of think of­ capable price to employers of labour and of curiosity to all involved within the welfare of individuals engaged in incomes a residing. HAROLD COOPER Alfred H. Cooper & Sons Ltd Vll Preface This booklet has been ready in order that readers may well delight in the numerous switch in attitudes which has taken position during the last twenty-five years in the direction of the care of the future health of individuals at work.

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"HOLD THOU the nice: outline IT good . .. " The citation above from Tennyson, is apt while describing the aim and success of this e-book. the writer is devoted to his subject-personal overall healthiness in undefined: his learn covers useful adventure within the U. ok. and different lands. In non-technical language the publication files a few of the motives of ill-health and throws mild upon the actual and psychological rigidity with which women and men at paintings need to contend.

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Its author expressed the view that disease diatheses or tendencies are possessed by most of us, waiting only for the right inducement before leaping into activity or beginning an insidious erosion of the body's defences. We now know the nature of a few of these mechanisms: some are psychological, of which grief is a not uncommon example; others can be chemical, among which the carcinogens or cancer-provoking agents have gained a leading place in our attention; and yet others may be physical. The speaker emphasised the effect of psychological infectiousness acting upon a susceptible population, exhibiting certain of the characteristics of micro-organisms, notably the increase in virulence the greater the number of susceptible victims.

The doctor in industry can assist in its reshaping. This means that he must first understand the problems, then appreciate in what capacity he can assist. Very often this may be done in the simplest of ways, by easing communication between the worker and The Structure of Management his management. The general practitioner's worker-patient more than once in his career will be involved in an all too common and poorly managed altercation with his bosses, with the inevitable outcome of resentment. This can often be dissipated by talking it over with someone: that someone could be his doctor, for a somatic symptom may disguise a neurosis brought on by frustration.

First is the vital reason for which the industrial organisation exists: the extent to which this is understood by the employees and the knowledge they possess of the success or frustrations of the enterprise. Next comes the nature and quality of the administrative structure which identifies the lines of responsibility, decision making and communications. Finally, but not the least important, are the motivations of the human power-houses which provide the energy and expertise: these must be co-ordinated towards a well-defined goal and for which everybody in the organisation should have a respect and a pride.

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