ERIC Number: ED431921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Workplace Development: An Overview.
Folinsbee, Sue; Jurmo, Paul
This booklet, which is intended for educators, human resource specialists, and others responsible for training and education and workplace development, presents principles of good practice and steps for planning and implementing collaborative workplace development initiatives. A collaborative method of workplace development is detailed that recognizes the uniqueness of individual workplaces, contributes to the participatory workplace, and promotes the achievement of organization and individual goals. The following 10 principles of good practice in workplace development are discussed: (1) effective integration of workplace programs; (2) multiple activities; (3) participation of all interest groups; (4) options on the future; (5) worker-centered orientation; (6) equality of opportunity for participation; (7) respect for all; (8) inspiration of potential participants; (9) needs orientation; and (10) goal orientation. Considerations to keep in mind when implementing the principles in the real world are mentioned. The following steps in the cooperative planning cycle are explained: understand the need; build support among interest groups; form a planning committee; design and conduct a workplace needs assessment; plan the work force development initiative; determine employees' needs and interests for programs; develop programs and noneducational activities; plan the evaluation; put the plan into effect; conduct ongoing evaluation; and conduct end-of cycle evaluation. Concluding the booklet is an annotated bibliography that contains 19 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Economics, Labor Force Development, Models, Organizational Development, Retraining
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