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The Quest for Productivity: A Case Study of Fawley After Flanders Bruce W. Ahlstrand

The Quest for Productivity: A Case Study of Fawley After Flanders

Bruce W. Ahlstrand

Published August 2nd 1990
ISBN : 9780521363808
Hardcover
255 pages
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The Quest for Productivity is the story of the evolution of management style in Britain since the war and in particular, the inadequacies of Essos management. Dr. Ahlstrand looks at managerial attempts to boost productivity and regain control overMoreThe Quest for Productivity is the story of the evolution of management style in Britain since the war and in particular, the inadequacies of Essos management. Dr. Ahlstrand looks at managerial attempts to boost productivity and regain control over the conduct of work in the context of collective bargaining agreements. He sees the hostility of Essos management to trade unions as part of an obsession with productivity bargaining. Ironically, this is seen to stem from Flanders notably flawed analysis of the Fawley experiment. The author shows how different Flanders conclusions were from the reality of Essos inability to develop stable bargaining relationships, culminating in the union busting of the 1980s. The Quest for Productivity is an important case study of the management and mismangement of productivity change. it will be of major interest to anyone working in the fields of employee relations and human resource management.