Workers and Management: A Socio-Historical Perspective
AbstractThis paper explores the changing patterns of relationships between workers and the management in industry over the last century and half. Three concepts are presented of worker-management relations. Mono-community of works the dual community, and the unified community. Each community has unique structure and relationships. The paper further explores the genesis of the three patterns and differentiates between the Indian and European pattern. It identifies some of the sources of conflict in the context of socio-cultural variables over a period of time. It is hoped that exploration of the socio-historical and developmental perspective may provide a better understanding and appreciation of the multi-faced phenomenon of worker-management relations. The paper suggests that the task ahead of worker-management relations is to create a setting where cooperative effort is unified in a system of belonging, where the roles are differentiated, where a sense of psychological security is generated and where both the organizational and individual goals acquire convergence and fulfillment.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department in its series IIMA Working Papers with number WP1987-07-01_00769.
Date of creation:
Date of revision:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.