New Ways of Organizing Work offers a broader understanding of changes to the way work is organized and the implications for relevant stakeholders. It brings together contributions from a well established group of international scholars to examine the nature and consequences of new ways of working. The book draws on studies of a variety of new forms of work, involving a diverse range of employees and drawing on experiences in a variety of countries. It includes three main empirical sections. The first focuses on different forms of work and working arrangements, stimulated by the use of techlogy, increased competitive pressure and media portrayal of work and working. In contrast to much other work in the field, a strong theme of this book is individuals' experiences of new ways of working. The second empirical section examines this theme with a specific focus on remote workers and their responses to new ways of working. Exploring contemporary trends towards increasing use of global teams, the third section examines the implications of distributed teams and the challenges for managing performance and kwledge transfer.
Dr. Clare Kelliher is Reader in Work and Organisation at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK. She has a longstanding interest in flexible working including both flexibility of and for employees and has published widely in this field. Dr. Kelliher is currently co-chair of the International Industrial Relations Association Study Group on flexible work practices. Dr. Julia Richardson is Associate Professor of organizational behaviour in the School of Human Resource Management at York University. Her research interests include flexible work arrangements, career management and international mobility. Her most recent work includes studies of flexible work practices in Canada and globally mobile professionals.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Management & Business: General
Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development
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