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Improvements at Work. A Multi-Disciplinary Research and Dissemination Programme

Hägerfors, Ann; Odenrick, Per LU ; Styhre, Alexander and Akselsson, Roland LU (1997) In Logistik und Arbeit p.39-41
Abstract
Contemporary organizations have begun to realize that competitive power and sustainability emanates to a large extent from their flexibility and ability to adapt to increasingly more rapid changes in the environment. Therefore, change and development processes are ever more tending to become oriented towards both making critical processes visible and flexible and organizing for continuous learning from experiences in day-to-day work. These experiences form the basis of both continuous improvement activities and innovations. Working life research has an important role to play in the renewal of change and development processes. Multidisciplinary research programmes contribute to quality, knowledge enhancement and the ongoing exchange of... (More)
Contemporary organizations have begun to realize that competitive power and sustainability emanates to a large extent from their flexibility and ability to adapt to increasingly more rapid changes in the environment. Therefore, change and development processes are ever more tending to become oriented towards both making critical processes visible and flexible and organizing for continuous learning from experiences in day-to-day work. These experiences form the basis of both continuous improvement activities and innovations. Working life research has an important role to play in the renewal of change and development processes. Multidisciplinary research programmes contribute to quality, knowledge enhancement and the ongoing exchange of experiences in this process.. In this paper, such a programme, Improvements at Work, along with its theoretical foundations, research methods and dissimination activities, is described. Furthermore, examples of ongoing studies are presented. The two accompanying articles, present some of the individual research topics within the programme. (Less)
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  year         = {1997},
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