Maintenance work, maintenance skills: The case of a major water company in the UK

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This article explores how maintenance work and the requirements of maintenance skills may have changed in a changing technological and organisational environment. A closer examination of the skill requirements for maintenance work in the case study firm has revealed a wider range of skill components than existing literature on maintenance skills has focused on. This paper argues that organisational change may lead to the requirement of new skills for maintenance work and that interpersonal skill may be an important skill element required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-60
Number of pages15
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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