Managing to Change?: British Workplaces and the Future of Work

Managing to Change?: British Workplaces and the Future of Work

by M. White, S. Hill, Deborah Smeaton, Colin Mills
     
 
This book presents new and authoritative evidence about change at the workplace, using it to cast light on recent debates about the future of work. The basic questions it poses are whether, and how, British workplaces are responding to the challenge of change, and what are the implications of change both for managers and employees. Using up-to-date information from

Overview

This book presents new and authoritative evidence about change at the workplace, using it to cast light on recent debates about the future of work. The basic questions it poses are whether, and how, British workplaces are responding to the challenge of change, and what are the implications of change both for managers and employees. Using up-to-date information from 2000 workplaces, it provides a realistic basis for envisaging the changes through the first decade of the 21st century. It is accessible to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, professionals, students and academics.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'The first in a major new series on the future of work by Palgrave Macmillan, this book provides compelling evidence of the value of systematic research rather than the speculation and futurology that once dominated this vitally important subject. It is sure to have a major impact on the character of contemporary policy debate.' - Professor Peter Nolan, Director, ESRC Future of Work Programme

'[Managing To Change?], written by four leading employment experts, is an impressive and comprehensive analysis of the forces of workplace change in Britain.' - Richard Donkin, Financial Times

'One of the most vivid portraits of contemporary work that has been published in the past year or two.' - Stephen Overell, Personnel Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403938053
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/13/2004
Series:
Future of Work Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Michael White founded the Employment Studies Group at the Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster, where he is now Emeritus Fellow.

Stephen Hill is Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London.

Colin Mills is a Lecturer in sociology and a fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Deborah Smeaton is a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute.

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