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The meaning of work : papers on work organization and the design of jobs

Author: Lisl Klein
Publisher: London : Karnac, 2008.
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Lisl Klein has spent forty years working on the twin themes of the practice of social science in organizations and the importance of work and work organization. Papers on the first of these were published as "Working Across the Gap". This present volume brings together papers covering the second theme, the meaning and organization of work. After a historical introduction, the book has five sections: Making the case;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisl Klein
ISBN: 9781855753488 1855753480
OCLC Number: 212894182
Description: xix, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: the context. A perspective on work organization in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries --
Sect. I. Making the Case --
Ch. 2. function of work in human life --
Ch. 3. meaning of work --
Ch. 4. Luddism for the twenty-first century --
Sect. II. Research Studies --
Ch. 5. human implications of rationalizing work --
Ch. 6. Living and working in hospital wards. Using electronic patient records --
Sect. III. Consulting and Action Research --
Ch. 7. "Humanization of Work" programme in Germany: some cultural influences in the design and re-design of work --
Ch. 8. Contribution to the design of a new confectionery factory --
Ch. 9. Work organization in the design of a new canning plant: plant design, job design, and industrial relations --
Ch. 10. Work organization in branch banking --
Ch. 11. Putting information and communications technology to work in the construction industry: testing a model --
Sect. IV. Boundaries With Other Professions --
Ch. 12. production engineer's role in industrial relations --
Ch. 13. "Satisfactions in work design": some problems of theory and method --
Ch. 14. management of innovation: from platitudes to reality in job design --
Ch. 15. On the collaboration between social scientists and engineers --
Sect. V. And Finally --
Ch. 16. And finally --
some reflections on institutions and policy --
App. I. Work: its rewards and discontents (an Arno Press collection) --
App. II. Checklist for implementation issues.
Responsibility: Lisl Klein.

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