British Workers under Human Resource Management
Part of Cambridge Studies in Management
- Author: Andrew Scott
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Many people believe that industrial relations have been transformed. For some, current developments are the result of new human resource management techniques which have overcome adversarial workplace traditions. For others, old attitudes remain, their expression stifled by vigorous competition in product and labour markets. Willing Slaves? explores these competing claims. It shows that managers have come to question past approaches to employee relations. Nowadays they believe that 'winning workers' hearts and minds' is a crucial part of successful management. Equally, however, managers have not yet found ways to make their new ideas work well. Workers continue to place little trust in management, inefficient working practices persist, and attempts to build a 'new industrial relations' have fallen short of the mark. Willing Slaves? concludes by arguing that the best way forward is for organisations to commit themselves to long term labour relations policies which enable workers to participate in management decision-making.Read more
- Challenges existing understandings about changes in industrial relations and offers new insights into current developments
- Provides an in-depth and independent view of how human resource management policies are actually working
- Presents detailed evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of managing without unions
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- Date Published: May 2012
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139238304
- contains: 13 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Co-operation at work?
2. The shop floor revisited
3. The frozen food works
4. The biscuit works
5. The chocolate works
6. Willing slaves?
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