Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

A Value-Centered Approach to Decent Work


Massoudi, Koorosh; Abessolo, Marc; Atitsogbe, Kokou Amenyona; Banet, Eloïse; Bollmann, Grégoire; Dauwalder, Jean-Pierre; Handschin, Philippe; Maggiori, Christian; Masdonati, Jonas; Rochat, Shékina; Rossier, Jérôme (2018). A Value-Centered Approach to Decent Work. In: Cohen-Scali, Valérie; Pouyaud, Jacques; Podgórny, Marek; Drabik-Podgórna, Violetta; Aisenson, Gabriela; Bernaud, Jean Luc; Moumoula, Issa Abdou; Guichard, Jean. Interventions in Career Design and Education. Transformation for Sustainable Development and Decent Work. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 93-110.

Abstract

This chapter intends to propose an overarching perspective, based on a value-centered, life design-based conception of decent work, that could serve as a general framework for practitioners in their effort to elaborate and implement specific intervention methods and strategies. Highlighting the necessity to help our clients reach a decent occupational situation both from an objective and subjective viewpoint, we build on the ILO’s guidelines for the promotion of decent work and offer a review of the subjective factors involved in the human experience of working, such as meaning of work, relationships to working and work values. Finally, the limits of a narrow understanding of such a value-based approach are mentioned. In order to reconcile our clients’ aspirations and rights to attain decent and meaningful work, with our societies’ needs for fair and sustainable development, we posit that, even when working with individual subjectivity, we should strive for the promotion of ethical principles as well as foster collective responsibility and social utility.

Abstract

This chapter intends to propose an overarching perspective, based on a value-centered, life design-based conception of decent work, that could serve as a general framework for practitioners in their effort to elaborate and implement specific intervention methods and strategies. Highlighting the necessity to help our clients reach a decent occupational situation both from an objective and subjective viewpoint, we build on the ILO’s guidelines for the promotion of decent work and offer a review of the subjective factors involved in the human experience of working, such as meaning of work, relationships to working and work values. Finally, the limits of a narrow understanding of such a value-based approach are mentioned. In order to reconcile our clients’ aspirations and rights to attain decent and meaningful work, with our societies’ needs for fair and sustainable development, we posit that, even when working with individual subjectivity, we should strive for the promotion of ethical principles as well as foster collective responsibility and social utility.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Downloads

0 downloads since deposited on 10 Dec 2018
0 downloads since 12 months

Additional indexing

Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:1 January 2018
Deposited On:10 Dec 2018 12:35
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 12:35
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783319919676
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91968-3_6
Official URL:https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91968-3_6

Download

Content: Accepted Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF - Registered users only
Size: 736kB
View at publisher
Get full-text in a library