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Job skills at the flashpoint of economic, technical and organizational change

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Corporate Editor Universität Zürich, Philosophische Fakultät, Soziologisches Institut
Abstract Contents: 1. Point of departure and problem definition; 2. On the growing complexity and unpredictability of the change in occupational skills; 3. The reduced causal impact of technology; 4. Organizational and qualificational change: the implications of "functional flexibilization" for skill requirements at staff and management level; 4.1 "Numerical" and "functional" flexibilization; 4.2 Consequences of the flattening of hierarchies and the delegation of responsibilities; 4.3 Total quality thinking and active problem-solving; 4.4 Job enlargement; 4. 5 Team empowerment; 4.6 The increasing "extravertedness" and "client orientation" of modern organizations; 4.7 Concentration on "core competences" and "outsourcing"; Appendix: Empirical frequency of flexibilization measures in Swiss companies; Literature.
Keywords economic change; organizational change; competence; labor; job; new technology; flexibility; qualification requirements; enterprise; Switzerland
Classification Sociology of Work, Industrial Sociology, Industrial Relations; Management Science
Document language English
Publication Year 2000
City Zürich
Page/Pages 43 p.
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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