In The Mutual Gains Enterprise, the authors argue that a “mutual gains system” in the workplace will help American business attain a world-class, sustainable competitive advantage and, at the same time, secure more rewarding employment for workers. Instead of unsuccessful pleas for more cooperation among labor, management, and government, a new approach, led by a national policy that endorses and facilitates innovation in employment relations, is required to structure the relationships among these parties that are necessary for achieving long-term viability. Presented are case studies of such companies as Motorola, Corning, Xerox, Polaroid and G.M.’s Saturn, all of which have successfully implemented new work systems.
Mutual Gains Enterprise (The) Attributes
|Author:||Thomas A. Kochan and Paul Osterman|
|Publisher:||Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1994|