Creating Sustainable Work Systems: Emerging Perspectives and Practice

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Peter Docherty, Jan Forslin, Abraham B. Shani
Psychology Press, 2002 - 235 sidor

Current trends reveal that increasing intensity at work has major consequences at individual, organizational and societal levels. New organizational approaches to work are needed so the balance between intensive and sustainable work can be achieved, yet there are no guiding models, theories or examples on how this can be done.

In exploring the development of sustainable work systems, this book analyzes these problems, and provides the basis for designing and implementing 'sustainable work systems' based on the idea of regeneration and the development of human and social resources. Shedding light on the emerging work systems, this book describes existing problems and paradoxes. The researchers, from various academic disciplines and institutions in the US and Europe, consider the existing possibilities and emerging solutions and explore alternatives to intensive work systems.

 

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Emerging work systems From intensive to sustainable
3
O tempora O mores Work intensity why again an issue?
11
Perspectives Alternative disciplinary lenses
23
Moving from consuming to regenerative work
25
Sources of intensity in work organizations
36
A resourcecentred perspective
43
A complexity perspective
56
Institutional contexts
67
Group work and democracy
117
Institutional support for developing SMEs
130
An innovative coalition succumbs to bureaucracy
141
Attaining sustainability and sustainable change
154
Feedback intangibles and sustainable performance
156
A reflexive methodology of intervention
170
Deuterolearning and sustainable change
181
Eclectic design for change
192

Illustrations Realizing aspects of sustainability
78
Integrating product and personal development
80
Sustainability in a rapidly changing environment
92
Values and stakeholder relations
105
Sustainable work systems Lessons and challenges
202
Index
215
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Peter Docherty is currently a researcher in the Business School of a technical university. His work is cross-disciplinary, concerning the interations between business, technology, people and organizations.

Jan Forslin is Professor in Operations Management and Industrial Ergonomics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

A.B. (Rami) Shani is Professor of Organization Behaviour and Change, California State University, San Luis Obispo, and Visiting Research Professor at the FENIX Program, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

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