Discusses various countries’ employment, work practices and structures of organizations, stressing it is by no means a comprehensive checklist. Covers Japan; plus Germany, The Netherlands and Spain of Continental Europe; also includes the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (the Anglo Saxon countries). Looks at the unemployment rates and the impact of IT on jobs. Proposes that change is coming from varied areas and work’s changing nature also requires new skills. Concludes both managers and individuals must stay abreast of change in the way work can be done now and, especially, in the future.
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