Project description

WORKS was a pan-European research project which aimed at improving the understanding of the major changes in work in the knowledge-based society (KBS). Taking account of the global forces and of the regional diversity within Europe, the project investigated the evolving division of labour within and between organisations and the related changes at the workplace. The implications for the use of skills and knowledge, for flexibility and for the quality of work, as well as the impact on occupational identities, time use and learning of individuals were investigated in a comparative perspective. The role of the social dialogue and of the varieties of institutional shaping in Europe received particular attention.