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Distinguishing the Purpose and Objectives of Working Arrangements

Mamman, Aminu (1995). Distinguishing the Purpose and Objectives of Working Arrangements. Journal of Management and Organization,1(1):27-43.

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Title Distinguishing the Purpose and Objectives of Working Arrangements
Author Mamman, Aminu
Journal Name Journal of Management and Organization
Publication Date 1995
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1833-3672   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-79957494409
Start Page 27
End Page 43
Total Pages 17
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Field of Research 1403 - Econometrics
Abstract This paper addresses some of the limitations of the current approach to the conception, adoption and installation of working arrangements. It has been argued that emphasis on bottom line, shortermism and control can result in short term benefits. This partly explains the continuous reorganization of the workplace in some companies. The paper underscores the need for organizations to articulate a “purpose” for working arrangements. It is argued that there are two dimensions of the purpose of novel working arrangement: (a) providing appropriate “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” reward for internal stakeholders and (b) achieving organizational objectives (eg meeting customer expectations). The paper proposes a framework for adopting and installing a working arrangement which is based on auditing the work system.
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