|Environmental Practice @ Work|
We need to know the roles people can play to inform our learning materials. We Look at the workplace and the roles therein to ensure that competences are the basis for learning.
People play various roles in an organisational structure. While many organisations maintain hierachial structures, some have social partnerships. Hierachial structures expect employees to follow orders with little feedback, while social partnerships rely on a dialogue between managers and staff, usually through elected representatives.
Many organisations are introducing 'quality' management systems. These can deal with a range of emerging issues, incuding the environment and food hygiene. These spell out what managers should do. Good systems also spell out the roles and responsibilities for all other employees. This is particularly developed with health and safety systems where control may be critical. In environmental systems, all people who may have significant impacts on the environment must be "competent".
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