Commitment at work and independence from management - A study of advanced teamwork
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Commitment at work and independence from management - A study of advanced teamwork. Work and Occupations, 30 (2). pp. 234-252. ISSN 0730-8884Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines a case of advanced teamwork in a Canadian aluminum smelter It demonstrates a pattern of high commitment at work and acceptance of change combined with a robust independence of workers from management. Control is no longer exerted at the level of work execution but is moved a step higher in the conception and monitoring of production, thus opening the way for workers' self-regulation. The explanation for this pattern lies in workers' tradition of group solidarity, which was expressed through a strong role for the trade union. Comparison with other cases underlies the centrality of worker collective organization if teamwork is to meet workers' as well as managers' expectations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||Work and Occupations|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 234-252|
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