Research output

Article in Journal ()

New technology and the role of supervisors

Citation
Burnes B (1987) New technology and the role of supervisors, Employee Relations, 9 (4), pp. 9-13.

Abstract
Little consideration has been given to the role supervisors play in managing the introduction of new technology. Ignoring their role is shortsighted since supervisors can have a significant effect on the success of new systems. Drawing on research conducted in nine engineering companies, little awareness of forward planning in relation to the human dimensions of technical change is found. There is a crucial need for proper training of supervisors, although the exact approach will depend on the position occupied by them.

Keywords
Change; High technology; Supervisors; Training

StatusPublished
AuthorsBurnes Bernard
Publication date1987
PublisherEmerald
ISSN 0142-5455
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Employee Relations: Volume 9, Issue 4

© University of Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland UK • Telephone +44 1786 473171 • Scottish Charity No SC011159
My Portal