Introduction Considerable changes are taking place in the utilization of human resources at work. Many companies are making increasing demands and providing greater opportunities to learn, take on responsibility, make decisions, show loyalty, be involved and creative. Does this development of human resources at work lead to stress, feelings of insecurity, displacement from the labour market and a further division of society? Or is this development leading to the planning of work according to the qualifications and needs of the individual, does it give the individual greater influence, and does it create security through learning and development? And how do the social relationships between colleagues and the relationships between management and staff develop when the human resources are being developed? The overall hypothesis of the programme is that the present initiatives to develop human resources give scope for considerable positive changes in working conditions and in the relationship between work and leisure time. However, these possibilities may not necessarily be realized. The SARA programme will identify the preconditions which need to be satisfied if the possibilities for improvement of the quality of life of the individual, the development opportunities for companies, and the improvement of welfare and democracy in society are to be utilized.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/1996 → 31/12/2001|