competences in types of organisations
study in the UK has revealed that the needs and opportunities of developing
competences are closely related to the type of work organisation. While
companies pursuing work-intensive/ Taylorist strategies tend to promote
non-transferable skills, companies favouring multi-skilling/ anthropocentric
strategies provide a context for encouraging cognitive skills, job enrichment
and increased commitment.
of organisations is useful for understanding the context of competence
development. It would be an illusion, for instance, to consider team work
taken on its own as a great chance of developing competences.
of employees between different types of organisations will pose problems
for individual competence development.
of debate related to the presentation by Jonathan Winterton on 'the role
of work organisation in developing competence at work: a study of four
work places in the UK'.
INOFOR: Sintra June 00