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Development of work and enterprise survival: Introduction
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2009 (English)In: OSH for development: occupational safety and health for development / [ed] Elgstrand, Kaj & Petersson, Nils, Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology , 2009, 457-460 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Introduction to the section

Enterprise survival is about competition on growing and shrinking markets. Behind the façade created by such a self-evident statement is however room for what is normally thought of as opposed to competition, namely collaboration. Below a competitive surface lie demands for a variety of forms for co-operation, since to be able to compete today requires collaborative abilities. Abilities to be dealt with and realised within the enterprise as well as in networking between companies.

This section focuses on development within the enterprise. Our intention is to provide understanding and encourage action for change. The aim is to argue for a changed view on employees and introduce the potential of employees as being decisive contributors to enterprise development and survival. The idea is to move away from the belief that workers have to be controlled and instructed in detail to be able to carry out even a limited work task. The possibilities are explored of a point of departure where workers are regarded as part of the thinking and development of the company, part of production in the sense that workers and teams take responsibility for work tasks and quality. Our hope is that the section as a whole will inspire various organisational actors to take action, and encourage leaders to identify new opportunities for development.

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Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology , 2009. 457-460 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36513ISBN: 978-91-633-4798-6OAI: diva2:289558
Available from: 2010-01-25 Created: 2010-01-25 Last updated: 2010-10-27Bibliographically approved

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