ERIC Number: ED349599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Contemporary Macro-Issues in Human Work Organizations--Agenda for the Scientist-Practitioner in Organizational Communication.
Keenan, James J.
This paper presents a brief survey of several contemporary macro-issues in human work organizations as context for--and part of the work of--scientists-practitioners in organizational communication. A special attempt has been made to identify concerns or issues--called "TransIssues" for the purposes of this paper--that appear to cut across two kinds of boundaries: the traditional nation-states and the new nation states--the transnational organizations and other alliances that superimpose themselves on the mosaic of countries and geographs. Eight TransIssues are dealt with in the paper. They are: (1) Changes in the Workforce; (2) Supervision, Management, and Leadership; (3) Product and Service Quality; (4) Technology; (5) Concern for the Natural Environment; (6) Emerging Alliances and Consortia; (7) Workplace Wellness; and (8) Crises in the Management and Operation of Contemporary Work Organizations. The paper concludes by pinpointing some "other TransIssues" as key world-wide forces which will shape the world of work in the future. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (42nd, Miami, FL, May 20-25, 1992).