The Role of Managers in the Post-industrial Work System
2011 (English)In: Studies in Industrial Renewal: Coping with Changing Contexts / [ed] E. Segelod, K. Berglund, E. Bjurström, E. Dahlquist, L. Hallén & U. Johanson (Eds.), Västerås: Mälardalen University Press , 2011, 1, 215-227 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
This chapter examines the manager’s role in various work systems: the industrial and the post-industrial. Management is intimately dependent upon context. The post-industrial work system is characterized by flexibility. The coordination between departments and people within the organization, and between the organization and its environment, are not pre-defined by the organizational structures in the same way as they are in the industrial work system. Hence, a new managerial task arises: providing conditions and influencing the emergence of coordination in tune with a changing environment. We call this the directing managerial task. This chapter aims to give background on why the directing manager is needed and describe the directing task.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University Press , 2011, 1. 215-227 p.
Directing manager; post-industrial work system
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70062OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-70062DiVA: diva2:478917