Department of Sociology

2014-10-06 New Book: Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance

2014-10-06

While most people work ever-longer hours, international statistics suggest that the average time spent on non-work activities per employee is around two hours a day. How is this possible, and what are the reasons behind employees withdrawing from work?

In this thought-provoking book, Roland Paulsen examines organizational misbehavior, specifically the phenomenon of 'empty labor', defined as the time during which employees engage in private activities during the working day.

Roland Paulsen, Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance– September 29, 2014.