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Work Redesign

  • By: Michael J. Handel
  • In: Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Vicki Smith
  • Subject:Organizational Psychology, Sociology of Work (general), Organizational Theory

The concept of work redesign developed in response to dissatisfactions with classical management theory and practice, as well as more limited reforms advocated by the human relations school. It is directed most commonly at reforming work performed in blue-collar, service, and ...

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