Meaningful Work: Viktor Frankl’s Legacy for the 21st Century

Authors: von Devivere, Beate

  • Combining cutting edge research with latest business examples
  • Immensely relevant for positive leadership and responsible action
  • Giving new insights into the search for meaning in current work places
  • Harnessing the power of meaning – the driving force for motivation and creativity
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About this book

This book offers meaningful work as one of the most relevant issues for 21st century workplaces, and organizations seeking to develop leadership and drive positive change. It uses Viktor Frankl’s legacy as a scientific and philosophical pioneer, while combining cutting edge research findings from the behavioural sciences, organizational and management research, and human resource development with outstanding examples of new work approaches of leadership from around the globe. In order to respond to 21st century demands on meaningful work, this book harnesses the power of living meaning, values, purpose and compassion in workplaces. Beate von Devivere shows managers, human resources experts, consultants, coaches, medical experts, students and counsellors as well as all dedicated individuals, how to find meaning in their organizations, their teams and individual functions and challenges, bringing Viktor Frankl’s approach to today’s workplaces. Integrating a wide range of knowledge and expertise, this book covers organizational development, management practice, and findings from psychology, neuroscience as well as therapeutic approaches and new work concepts. Meaningful work is promoting an integrated approach for the ‘Copernican turn’, further promoting meaningful work, purpose and a good life.

About the authors

Beate von Devivere is a human resources consultant and counsellor with her own company bvd CONSULT based in Frankfurt am Main for more than 20 years. In this role, Beate von Devivere has been consulting international organizations on HR management, leadership and development, training teams and coaching and counseling individuals on professional development, work and life topics. Serving international clients’ needs for answering global challenges in their diverse organizational, management and individual roles, Beate von Devivere is offering an integrated, meaning centred approach, based on Viktor E. Frankl, current research in psychology and neuroscience and positive human development.

Reviews

“Von Devivere’s publication reflects really extensive research in the field of meaningful work. It covers an impressing broad area of literature. Professionals and students who are interested in understanding and applying concepts of meaning of work will find very many aspects of the described topic well covered in this extensive book. Von Devivere was able to distille most important sources of research and practice into this volume. Really impressive! I definitely recommend reading this publication.” (Prof. Dr. phil. Alexander Noyon, Fakultät für Sozialwesen, Hochschule Mannheim)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: Man’s Search for Meaning – More Current Than Ever

    Devivere, Beate

    Pages 1-6

  • The Image of Humans in Search for Meaning

    Devivere, Beate

    Pages 7-17

  • Searching and Finding Meaning: Viktor Frankl’s Approach

    Devivere, Beate

    Pages 19-52

  • What Is Man?

    Devivere, Beate

    Pages 53-71

  • Twenty-First-Century Meaning Challenges of Work

    Devivere, Beate

    Pages 73-77

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89791-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 20, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89790-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meaningful Work: Viktor Frankl’s Legacy for the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89791-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89791-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89790-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics