Work and Organizational Life in the Year 2000.
ROCHESTER UNIV NY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH CENTER
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Some social, economic and political trends will be of consequence to work and organizational life in the future. We propose to examine the consequences to work and organizational life of these trends which include, growing urbanization, the population explosion, the continued burgeoning of the electronic data processing industry, the growth of mass communications and mass media, the civil rights revolution in the 1950s and 1960s, the expansion of business interests into overseas markets, changes in management philosophies, a growing number of corporate mergers, the expanding influence of the government in private industry, and changes in basic individual values. We will discuss systematically what we see is most likely to happen in the future world of work. We will look at the individual in an organization of the year 2000, his motivations for working, the rewards he receives, and his attitudes toward work. We will try to forecast what interpersonal relationships will be like in the organization of the future. We will suggest what we think communications, authority structures, work group functioning and formal organizations will look like in 2000 A.D. Finally, we will try to speculate on what it will be like to manage a productive organization of the future and ask whether conflict or the way it is managed will be any different from what it is now. We will look at how we think decisions will be made and how the problems of growth and change and management development will be handled.
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