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?
15
Perspectives Alternative disciplinary lenses
27
Moving from consuming to regenerative work
29
Sources of intensity in work organizations
40
A resourcecentred perspective
52
A complexity perspective
65
Institutional contexts
76
Group work and democracy
126
Institutional support for developing SMEs
139
An innovative coalition succumbs to bureaucracy
150
Attaining sustainability and sustainable change
163
Feedback intangibles and sustainable performance
165
A reflexive methodology of intervention
179
Deuterolearning and sustainable change
190
Eclectic design for change
201

Illustrations Realizing aspects of sustainability
87
Integrating product and personal development
89
Sustainability in a rapidly changing environment
101
Values and stakeholder relations
114
Sustainable work systems Lessons and challenges
211
Index
226
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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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