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Managing To Change? : British Workplaces and the Future of Work - Stephen Hill

Managing To Change?

British Workplaces and the Future of Work

Hardcover Published: 13th May 2004
ISBN: 9781403938053
Number Of Pages: 214

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This book presents new and authoritative evidence about change at the workplace, using it to cast light on recent debates about the future of work. The basic questions it poses are whether, and how, British workplaces are responding to the challenge of change, and what are the implications of change both for managers and employees. Using up-to-date information from 2000 workplaces, it provides a realistic basis for envisaging the changes through the first decade of the 21st century. It is accessible to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, professionals, students and academics.

'The first in a major new series on the future of work by Palgrave Macmillan, this book provides compelling evidence of the value of systematic research rather than the speculation and futurology that once dominated this vitally important subject. It is sure to have a major impact on the character of contemporary policy debate.' - Professor Peter Nolan, Director, ESRC Future of Work Programme



'[Managing To Change?], written by four leading employment experts, is an impressive and comprehensive analysis of the forces of workplace change in Britain.' - Richard Donkin, Financial Times



'One of the most vivid portraits of contemporary work that has been published in the past year or two.' - Stephen Overell, Personnel Today

List of Tables and Chartsp. vi
Forewordp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Glossary of Abbreviationsp. xii
Profiling Change at Workp. 1
Flexible Labour at its Limit?p. 22
Intelligent Flexibilityp. 39
Resuscitating Careersp. 54
Shrinking the Workspacep. 69
Extending Management Controlp. 84
Lowering the Sexual Barriersp. 101
Developing Diversityp. 117
Which Strategies?p. 132
Management versus Regulation?p. 149
Interpreting the Trendsp. 166
The Change in Employer Practices Survey 2002 (CEPS-02)p. 181
Methods of Analysisp. 184
Notesp. 188
Bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9781403938053
ISBN-10: 1403938059
Series: Future of Work
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 13th May 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1