Reinventing the workplace

Reinventing the workplace

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Despite the evidence of its benefits, substantive employee involvement in the work place isn't present in the U.S. work force. In this volume, the author explores the obstacles to the spread of substantive employee involvement, which include legal barriers, capital markets that discourage investment in people, organizational inertia, and the costs of implementation.The pilot team turned the book into detailed work instructions, making modifications for the production of two cars on one line. ... Early on, the company dismantled a Honda Civic and lined up Corolla and Civic parts. Suppliers, team members, and office workers were free to examine the parts and share their ideas. ... In June 1992, only two months before the start of production, the pilot team built the first cars from parts that had been assembled on the suppliersa#39; assembly lines.

Title:Reinventing the workplace
Author:David I. Levine
Publisher:Brookings Inst Pr - 1995


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