Work process knowledge in technological
and organisational development (Thematic Network)
Employment Strategy, with its pillars of employability and adaptability,
provide a point for the application of the insights gained in the WHOLE
project. Based as it is on detailed field studies in a wide range of actual
employment situations, the project is potentially valuable for developing
the Guidelines further, and for focusing on issues that need detailed examination
when the National Action Plans are evaluated annually within the Luxembourg
More specifically, the results of the WHOLE project impact on the debate
between social partners about the relationships between qualifications
and competitiveness. Many employers believe that because of changes in
the nature of work, competence must be developed in the workplace, that
flexibility and adaptability should become the key skills underlying competence
and that the employers should deal directly with employees in developing
their competences. However, as this report shows, such a strategy is not
without its costs, and a broader debate on competence development is needed
involving both sides of industry. (Boreham
et al. 2000a, pp. 77f.).
policy implications of the project are discussed in the final report (Boreham
et al. 2000a, pp. 75-).
also project info on WHOLE.