The New Workplace: A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices

The New Workplace: A Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices

Editor(s): David Holman, Toby D. Wall, Chris W. Clegg, Paul Sparrow, Ann Howard

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471485438

Online ISBN: 9780470713365

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713365

About this Book

"Just-in-time", "total quality management", "lean manufacturing", "call centres", "team work", "empowerment" - most people in business have heard these buzz words, often offered as a panacea to all profit ills. So why don't they always work? Can you combine them anyhow? If not, why not?

The New Workplace Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evidence available on how modern working practices and technology affect the people in organizations. Within a broad psychological framework, leading experts examine how people work, their experience of work, the impact on productivity and performance and the human resource implications. Guidance is offered on a range of different methods, tools and practices that can be used to guide the design and implementation of modern working practices to ensure that pitfalls are avoided and the best possible results are obtained from new initiatives.

Indispensable for consultants, this Handbook will also be useful for students and scholars in the psychology of business, human resource professionals and anyone involved in the management of new working practices.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Modern Working Practices in the Workplace

    1. Chapter 13

      e-Business: Future Prospects? (pages 245–267)

      Chris W. Clegg, Belén Icasati-Johanson and Stuart Bennett

  3. Part III: Organisational Performance and Productivity

  4. Part IV: Tools and Methods for Design and Evaluation

  5. Part V: Reflection and Critique

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