Discipline: Social Science
The advent of modern technology has created a significant shift in the value placed on the benefits of industrialization, leading to reckoning its costs in what is known today as quality of work life. The concept permits a focus on key concerns – the dysfunction in the individual experience between work and the rest of life. The pressures of modern life have led to the stunted growth and development of the person which adversely affects his life experiences. It is within this purview that many companies today are increasingly more focused in providing quality of work to their employees. It is not a technique but rather a philosophy or concept adopted by many organizations today to balance business, human and social needs. It attempts to develop the individual while increasing productivity so that all sectors of society are benefitted. Coca Cola Amatil in Sydney, Australia espouses the core value of developing its people and rewarding performance. As a leading multinational organization, it takes pride with the fact that it conducts its operations based on the doctrine of developing and nurturing its people anchored on the principles of quality of work life.