• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Alternatives to hierarchies - International Series on the Quality of Working Life 1 (Paperback)
  • Alternatives to hierarchies - International Series on the Quality of Working Life 1 (Paperback)
zoom

Alternatives to hierarchies - International Series on the Quality of Working Life 1 (Paperback)

(author)
£69.99
Paperback 122 Pages / Published: 19/03/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Giving on occasions a talk on the subject of this book, one of the queries raised was, 'surely, what you mean are flat hierarchies'. This, I think, gives an indication of how difficult it can be to conceive of organizations which do not have a hierarchical structure. A rather similar response was obtained when, in the 1950's, an account was given to a manager of the British Coal Board of an autonomous composite team of more than 40 miners, who had taken over complete responsibility for a three-shift cycle, and divided the income obtained among themselves. His comment was that this could not possibly work. The new mode of work organization which had been evolved by the miners in several pits in the Durham coal fields was, at the time, well ahead of the prevailing concepts and philosophy of both management and the Trade Union. It did not help matters very much that the detailed accounts were presented in an academic and scientific form (Trist et aI. , 1963; Herbst, 1962). I think that we felt that all the backing of systematic research and data analysis would be needed to present the case for modes of organization, which deviated from conventional practice. However, something was learned from this experience. When at the beginning of the 1960's the Norwegian Work Democratization Project was started, a number of demonstration sites were set up which people could look at, and which could function as centers for diffusion.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781468469479
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 197

You may also be interested in...

Risk
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Mortality
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
What Sport Tells Us About Life
Added to basket
Development as Freedom
Added to basket
Necropolis
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Caliban And The Witch
Added to basket
The Craftsman
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Eroticism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Sociology Book
Added to basket
DK
£17.99
Hardback
City of Sin
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Lowland Clearances
Added to basket
AQA A Level Sociology: Book 2
Added to basket
Small Is Beautiful
Added to basket
Violence
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.