Conditions for Learning During a Period of Change. Dilemmas and Disturbances on the Production Floor

  • Gun-Britt Wärvik
  • Per-Olof Thång


According to powerful rhetoric, economic competition within the industry, related to globalization and new technology demands ‘something different’ — traditional solutions do not work any more. The traditional solutions are often related to Frederic Taylor and scientific management and a production system connected to mass production. A Tayloristic top-down command and control system where the work is planned in the office and carried out by the workers on the production floor should be replaced by flexible and competent workers in self-directed work teams (Karlsson & Eriksson, 2000; Sandkull & Johansson, 2000).


Activity System Production Worker Boundary Object Work Organization Informal Learning 
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