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Research Report:

Changing Government Workplaces

by Zsuzsanna Lonti, Anil Verma

The purpose of this study is to examine changing government workplace practices by linking external pressures that government workplaces face to changes in the nature of government work and changes in workplace practices. The analysis supports the view that many of the changes in government work are driven by external priorities. There are signs of work intensification as well. These in turn have influenced the adoption of workplace practices. Public managers have increasingly adopted flexible job designs that became popular in the private sector which led to a greater emphasis on training and employee involvement policies. Comparison with data from similar questions asked in other private sector surveys points strongly to a workplace transformation within government.

Release Date: 18 May 2001
Number of pages: 114
Document number: 2920

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