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New technology and the role of supervisors

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

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.

Change; High technology; Supervisors; Training

AuthorsBurnes Bernard
Publication date1987
ISSN 0142-5455

Employee Relations: Volume 9, Issue 4

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