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Empowerment and democracy in the workplace [electronic resource] : applying adult education theory and practice for cultivating empowerment / John R. Dew.

By: Dew, John R.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1997Description: 1 online resource (viii, 195 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313370137 (electronic bk.); 0313370133 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Employee empowerment | Democracy | Personnel -- Habilitation | D�emocratie | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management | Participerend leiderschap | EmpowermentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Empowerment and democracy in the workplace.DDC classification: 658.3/14 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Some Practical Advice About Empowerment and Democracy -- 2. Changing the System -- 3. Creating an Empowerment Planning Team and Creating Team Leaders -- 4. Education for an Empowered Workforce -- 5. Changing the Support Systems -- 6. Consensus Decision Making -- 7. Empowerment and Planning -- 8. Perspectives on Democracy in the Workplace -- 9. Adult Education and Workplace Democracy -- 10. Unions, Adult Education, and Industrial Democracy -- 11. The Organizational Gardener.
Summary: Adult Education contradicts the theorists and practitioners who claim that empowering organizations can only be created when those at the top decide to share power. The emancipating educational processes are the tools of those who work within systems whether the issue is literacy, civil rights or democracy in the workplace. The Adult Education movement has linked its mission to cultivating the growth of democratic processes. Those people who work in organizations and are trying to improve their understanding of how to reshape the organization into a democratic workplace will find this useful.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-192) and index.

1. Some Practical Advice About Empowerment and Democracy -- 2. Changing the System -- 3. Creating an Empowerment Planning Team and Creating Team Leaders -- 4. Education for an Empowered Workforce -- 5. Changing the Support Systems -- 6. Consensus Decision Making -- 7. Empowerment and Planning -- 8. Perspectives on Democracy in the Workplace -- 9. Adult Education and Workplace Democracy -- 10. Unions, Adult Education, and Industrial Democracy -- 11. The Organizational Gardener.

Adult Education contradicts the theorists and practitioners who claim that empowering organizations can only be created when those at the top decide to share power. The emancipating educational processes are the tools of those who work within systems whether the issue is literacy, civil rights or democracy in the workplace. The Adult Education movement has linked its mission to cultivating the growth of democratic processes. Those people who work in organizations and are trying to improve their understanding of how to reshape the organization into a democratic workplace will find this useful.

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