A great deal of attention is focused on the problem of improving the working environment. The research involved is not merely a question of improving industrial relations but rather it forms part of the entire inter-disciplinary search for ways of improving the quality of working life. This volume, first published in 1977, presents a range of views from researchers in a variety of disciplines to illustrate what has already been achieved and what goals and objectives ought to be set. This title will be of interest to students of business studies and human resource management.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. An Apology for Change Richard N. Ottaway 2. Technological Determinism John Langrish 3. Are Computer Systems and Humanised Work Compatible? Mary Weir 4. Taylor in the Office Michael J. E. Cooley 5. Worker Education for Industrial Democracy W. Wilson and J. B. Nichol 6. Alienation in the Workplace: A Transactional Analysis Approach Mary Cox and Charles Cox 7. Management Education Methods for Humanising the Workplace Cary L. Cooper 8. New Management Attitudes to the Humanisation of Work J. N. Watson 9. Democratising the Workplace Ernie Roberts 10. The State of the Unions Mick Rice; Index
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