MIDDLE MANAGERS' EXPECTATIONS OF THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK: IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
ROCHESTER UNIV NY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER
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The future world of work has been the subject of considerable prognostication by scholars and businessmen, particularly recently. While these predictions differ widely, they unanimously augur a world vastly different from the present one. Todays middle manager, therefore, is faced with the very real danger of becoming obsolete--todays skills and knowledge will not enable him to effectively manage tomorrows corporation. The purposes of this study are 1 to provide a means by which managers may assess the future world of work and to describe it by means of these assessments 2 to compare present with past predictions of the same future point in time, in order to identify continuing and changing trends and 3 to examine the effect an assessment of the future has on managers subsequent plans for their own training and development.
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