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DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENT TRADITIONS, THE WORKS COUNCIL IS common to all nine countries. Basically works councils are consultative committees composed of workers' and management's representatives, with the important exception of Germany, where they are exclusively employee bodies. However, they...
The Human Resource School advances forceful arguments in support of this statement that participative management raises the quality of organisational decisionmaking and the level of commitment to those decisions. Support for this view comes from research by Coch and French, 1948, in the...
At the end of 1971 there was not a single company in Britain on flexible working hours. In Germany there were in the region of 2 000 organisations representing a million employees, with France, Switzerland and Sweden enthusiastically following their lead. When the British press became aware at...
According to the meteorological office the last day of my stint in dockland was the hottest day of this year. I certainly feel that if one does have to slave on such fine days one should do so outdoors and preferably near the water. That at Millwall Dock proved to be as clean as any of the water...
In recent years there has been growing unease with the narrowness of the A level dominated curriculum of the sixth form. Recent research and the examination of available statistics of the courses followed by sixth formers suggests that A level courses are not appropriate for many of them. Nearly...
So far, in this Vulcan series, I have described how the analytical movement brought about a clearer appreciation of the nature of physical skills. There are several distinct concepts. First comes the separation of job knowledge from the skills. Job knowledge consists mainly of comprehension an...
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