Partnership at Work
The Quest for Radical Organizational Change
Routledge – 2005 – 240 pages
The partnership established between the Irish Airports Authority and its trade unions in the mid-1990s was groundbreaking in promoting union and staff involvement in all aspects of company decision-making. This book charts the progress, achievements and obstacles faced by the partnership based on full access to the partners, documents, observations on how the partnership functioned and three surveys of the company's workforce.
1. Understanding Voluntary Partnership 2. The Case and Research Methods 3. The Emergence and Development of Partnership 4. Partnership and Commercial Strategy 5. Senior Managers 6. Middle Managers 7. Trade Unions 8. Employee Attitudes and Behaviour 9. Dual Commitment 10. The Breakdown of Partnership 11. Advocates, Critics and Partnership