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work intensification

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Is the process of raising the expected workload of an employee by increasing the amount of tasks to be undertaken or shortening the time allowed to complete those tasks. It therefore involves a reduction in the porosity of the working day. Work intensification can arise because businesses are under pressure to increase their return on assets or to balance an increase in labour costs. Some commentators suggest there is a general tendency towards work intensification in contemporary organizations because of the growth of competition and the continual drive for higher profits. Many of the management techniques and organizational initiatives defined in this dictionary can result in intensifying the work process in various ways.

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