In the following sections we present human criteria for the design of working and learning processes to promote human personality development. Taking a global view of this problem means abandoning models which equate human beings with machines or computers. In their place, we propose a perspective on human beings and organizations that is based on the theory of evolution and the psychology of action. From this perspective, we formulate three general principles of evolution, and from them derive nine aspects which are of importance in designing working and learning processes that are conducive to personal development. Finally, we present a guideline designed to enable work tasks to be evaluated in relation to these aspects.


Human Development Personal Development Work Task Work Design Contextual Variability 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

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  • Walter Volpert

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