12. Dynamic Aspects of Organizational Life

12 Dynamic Aspects - 12 Dynamic Aspects of Organizational Life Changing the Workplace External environmental forces change organizational life

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12. Dynamic Aspects of Organizational Life Changing the Workplace 0. External environmental forces change organizational life 1. These forces can interact and serve as catalysts, further complicating organizational life 0. demographic change 1. technological change 2. structural change 3. competition 4. government intervention Demographic Change 0. Third largest workforce in the world 0. China 751 million 1. India 441 million 2. USA 141 million 1. Historically, America’s labor forces has grown rapidly and continuously, has historically incorporated immigrant workers readily, many countries including Germany and Japan have few immigrant workers- this is seen by many as a disadvantage 2. Has slowed in recent decades 3. The nature of the growth has also changed 4. The Hispanic and Asian populations are growing faster than the white and black populations 5. By 2010, the Hispanic population should be the 2nd largest group in the U.S. workforce 6. Number of women in the workforce is also rising 7. The U.S. workforce is getting older 8. Child labor constitutes about 12% of the world’s labor force, the figure is much less in the U.S. American workers have lost jobs because they are exposed to a global labor market with pools of low-cost workers. American firms send work to low-wage countries. in some countries there is an oversupply of labor compared to demand. Child labor was very common in the United States throughout most of our history Employers preferred child laborers because they can be paid less than adults. Most early state laws dealing with child labor simply limited the working day for a child under 12 to 10 hours. 9. it keeps the children out of school 10. it gives them no chance to play 11. many spinning rooms have their windows closed all day because the rooms must be kept damp or the threads will break. A problem today? 0. According to Steiner and Steiner (premier text in this field), “there are no children aged 10- 14 in the labor force.” 1. 1970s Researchers report thousands of underage migrant farm workers, some as young as 4 or 5, employed in the fields during schools hours. 2. 1980’s The United Farm Workers union estimates 800,000 underage children work harvesting crops. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2009 for the course BA 4307 taught by Professor Ritchey during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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12 Dynamic Aspects - 12 Dynamic Aspects of Organizational Life Changing the Workplace External environmental forces change organizational life

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