ERIC Number: ED067492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in the World of Work. A Conference Report.
Price, Charlton R.
A 3-day conference conducted by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research with the support of the Ford Foundation explored a range of problems that blue collar workers have with their jobs and discussed new directions for industrial work which would decrease worker alienation and "humanize" the quality of work. The 42 conference participants represented management, unions, the Federal Government, universities, magazines, and the Ford Foundation. Some suggested approaches for alleviating job discontent and improving worker attitudes included job enrichment and redesign programs, organizational restructuring, and increasing opportunities for individual development to maximize productivity. Diverse viewpoints and interests are illustrated with quotations from conference discussions. (AG)
Descriptors: Alienation, Blue Collar Occupations, Career Development, Conference Reports, Individual Development, Job Development, Job Satisfaction, Labor Problems, Occupational Aspiration, Organizational Change, Productivity, Social Change, Work Attitudes
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 ($.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.