ERIC Number: ED025626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Human Values and Technological Change, Annual Conference (17th, May 16-17, 1967).
Weinberg, Paul, Ed.; And Others
The purpose of this conference was to consider the crucial question concerning a high level of technology in an industrial society which constantly creates new needs and makes new demands upon itself: can human values still be maintained? Is the technology itself the primary determinant or are human beings still able to formulate their own values? Discussion of the central topic ranges from a comprehensive overview of the quality of our lives to current attitudes concerning managerial approaches to change. One approach to the problem of change within an organization also sought to develop a systematic cause and effect relationship concerning the environment of the worker. In "The Worker: Insecurity, Fear and Resistance to Change," C.R. Brookbank states: "While a systems approach to business and industry is becoming popular in relation to the deployment of money, materials or machinery, a similar focus on human behavior in organizations is only now receiving the concentrated attention of scholars." Four other addresses, with ensuing discussions and a symposium, are included. (CH)
Descriptors: Administration, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Conference Reports, Employer Employee Relationship, Human Relations, Industrialization, Social Change, Social Characteristics, Speeches, Technological Advancement, Values, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Industrial Relations Center, McGill University, 1001 Sherbrooke Street, West, Montreal 2, Quebec. ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Industrial Relations Centre.
Identifiers: Human Values and Technological Change Conference; Industrial Relations Centre (Canada)