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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, April 24, 1973 Like to retain self-respect, dignity Canadian workers want more than money RICIIAKU ANCU Canadian 1'ress Staff Writer "Today's worker wants more than money. He wants to be freed from the dehumanizing el- fecl of technology. He wants a job whir-h allows him to retain his self-respect and individual dignity." This finding by two American sociologists is the kind that is spurring Canadian behavioral scientists into a widening study of how to diagnose and improve the quality of work life in Cana- dian society. Debating the work ethic, or work for work's sake, is almost irrelevant as evidence grows that job dissatisfaction is be- coming a disturbing byproduct of advanced industrial societies. Symptoms of worker alien- ation production, poor quality, high absenteeism and turnover rates, wildcat strikes and sabotage. Job de- signs have lagged behind enormous increases in educa tional attainment of the work force, become more routine and leaving less to the imagination and control of the worker. URGE UNDERSTANDING Researchers at Toronto's York University have suggested' that, as a beginning, manage- ment'improve understanding of how the work environment af- fects employees' job attitudes and sense of well-being. "Improve your employees' quality of life for fun and says a study by James Goodale and Douglas Hall, so- cial psychologists, and Michael Alexander, a chartered accoun- tant. They say there are measur- able criteria to determine how any corporate decision or change affects employees to get at improvements in efficiency, higher productivity, reduced costs and increased profits. "It is in management's best interests, in financial as well as social terms, to know more than it does now about the im- pact of the work environment upon the the study says. Too often, a corporation does not have "a language to listen" to the reactions and needs of workers. Managers recognize an employee response only when he resigns, "turns off" or fails to show up for work. "At this stage the dasr.age has been done. It is too late." What is it that motivates a person to come to work, appear on time, work hard and do high- quality work? The York study says behav- ioral science has identified a person's perceptions and eval- uation of his work environment as powerful motivators. Job move away from job specialization by expanding the responsibility and variety of a person's change that per- ception in many ways. For example, could make him feel the company is treat-, ing him as a thinking human, not a machine. More responsi- bility could make the job more interesting and challenging. Less supervision could improve interaction with co-workers. Black general WASHINGTON (AP) MflJ.- Gen. Daniel Chappie James will be promoted to lieutenant- general in the American armed forced, becoming the highest- ranking black military officer on active duty. Rescue chme Louisana Wild Life agents chase and catch a deer caught up in the Morganza Flood' way after the system was opened to relieve high water pressure on a dam on the Mississippi River. Many animals were trapped when watei" in the system rose to 15 feet from two feet after the floodway gates were opened. Testimonial dinner Hof f a to be honored WASHINGTON James Hoffa. former Teamsters Union president who went to jail in 1967. returns to Washing- ton this week to be honored at a 0-a-plate black-tie testi- j monial dinner sponsored by a[ reform group. j President Nixon, who com-! muted Hoffa's 13-year sentence.! turned down an invitation. So did Hoffa's successor and long- time friend, Frank Fitz- simmons. But a number of congressmen and legislative aides are ex- pected among the more than 000 persons invited to the Satur- day night banquet. The National Association for Oddities in the News PERU, 111. (AP) Police say Steven Ray. 26. of Peru v as involved in th-2 numbers game once too often. He was charged with decep- tive practice in the cheque- passing scheme after trving to open accounts at the Colo- nial Trust and Savings Bank of Peru and the Spring Valley City Bank in Spring Valley, 111., police said. Asked to sign some papers, police said, he put down a fic- titious name and added a pho- ney telephone number, which turned out to be the horns phone of Sheriff James Calla- ban in Oglesby, 111. KENT. Ohio (AP) New- man the lion apparently faces exile from Kent under a new city ordinance obtained by his neighbors, one of whom frared that he "could kill dogs, cats and little chil- dren.'' Newman's owner. 22-vear- oH Patrick CamilJo. says he can't afford the SI.000 liability insurance required by the or- dinance recently approved by the city council. only place I can get insurance on Newman is Lloyd's, and it would cost S100 a day.'' Camillo said. Camiilo was blocked in ef- forts to brir-g the seven- month-old lion to the council meeting. "If we let a lion in today, we'd have a tiger tomorrow and an elephant next said Mayor Joseph Sorboro. SACRAMENTO. Calif. (AP) A 17-year-old high school student has become the youngest person evor elected to a school board in Califor- nia. ihc state school beard association. He is Joseph Canciamilla, who won a seat on the board of the Pittsburgh. Calif., school district near San Fran- cisco. Justice, a local group composed I of convicts, ex-convicts and em- i plovers who hire them, said the proceeds will be used to estab- lish a country-wide prisoner as- sistance program. SPREADS WORD Since his release from jail in December 1971, Hoffa 'f s been criss-crossing the count, y advo- cating prison reform, describing his own experiences. a real said C. Edward Lawrenson, an ex-convict who is director of the association. Hoffa. 60, served four years and nine months in federal penitentiary on an eight-year jury-tampering sentence and a five-year mail fraud term. He is barred from holding un- ion office and participating in laabor-management affairs un- til 1980. conditions set by Nixon in commuting Hoffa's sen- tences. Academy Award winner weds CARSON7 CITY, Nev. (AP) Isaac Hayes Jr.. who won a 1972 Academy Award for com- posing the theme song for the racvie Shaft, was married here. Justice of the Peace Tom Dax-is said that Hayes. 30; was married to Mignon Harlay, 24, of Washington, D.C. Hayes was married pre- viously but was divorced in 1972. His bride had not been married before. WHEN 1AKEC GETA YOU'RE READY TO NINE WORLD MA-FOUR! 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