Creating Sustainable Work Systems
Developing Social Sustainability 2nd Revised edition
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Creating Sustainable Work Systems by Peter Docherty
Book DescriptionSince the first edition of this book was published, the subject of sustainability has risen to the forefront of thinking in almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research, this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life. Current trends reveal that increasing intensity at work has major consequences at individual, organizational and societal levels. Sustainability in work systems thus requires a multi-stakeholder approach, emphasising a value-based choice to promote the concurrent development of various resources in the work system. This sustainability grows from intertwined individual and collective learning processes taking place within and between organizations in collaboration. 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. The authors, who are leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, consider the existing possibilities and emerging solutions and explore alternatives to intensive work systems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415772723
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Docherty
Productive Reflection at Work, Hardback (November 2005)
Consisting of contributions from diverse range of international authorities in the areas of management, education, organizational psychology and sociology, this book draws on examples from work settings in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia. It also emphasizes on productivity combined with lived experience of work life.
Learning by Design, Paperback (March 2003)
This book advances a design--based approach for the investigation and creation of sustainable organizations. The learning--by--design framework is utilized to examine learning in six successful companies in different industries and national settings and provides a roadmap for improving systematic learning in organizations.
Blue and Brown Books, Paperback (February 1974)» View all books by Peter Docherty
Offers unfinished sketches for "Philosophical Investigations". This title contains: The "Blue Book" - A set of notes dictated to Witgenstein's Cambridge students and The "Brown Book" - A draft for what eventually became the growth of the first part of "Philosophical Investigations". It is intended for students of Witgenstein's thought.
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Author Biography - Peter Docherty
Peter Docherty is Professor at the Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Department of Quality Sciences at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg and a Senior Researcher at ATK Arbetsliv AB. Mari Kira is an Academy Research Fellow at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. A.B. Rami Shani is Professor and Chair of Management at California Polytechnic University, USA and Research Professor at the School of Management, Politechnico di Milano, Italy.
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