shamrock organization

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A type of organizational structure described by the British human-resources expert Charles Handy, who predicts that it will become predominant in the near future. The shamrock organization consists of four ‘leaves’: the professional core; the contractual fringe; a flexible labour force; and customers, who are regarded as part of the organization. Of these groups only the professional core will enjoy anything like traditional permanent employment.

Subjects: Business and Management.

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