The Foreman

The Foreman : Aspects of Task and Structure

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The foreman is usually regarded as a filter in a chain of command in industrial organizations. In this book, however, the author suggests that this view is not adequate, and he proposes instead a model of analysis which employs a systems perspective. The role of the foreman is seen in terms of the interaction of three sub-systems representing the organization, the group and the individual. The book is based on the work of researchers from many disciplines and employs a sociological framework to account for the peculiar strains, conflict and ambiguities associated with the foreman's role.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 172g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138989266
  • 9781138989269

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Theoretical Model. 3. Identifying and Defining the Foreman. 4. Foremen and the Organisational Sub-system. 5. The Foreman and the Group. 6. The Individual Characteristics of Foremen. 7. Implications and Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.
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