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Exploiting the Organisational Conflicts in Business Environment (ETHOS)

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04991  PhD Franc Adam  Sociology  Head  2014 - 2016  569 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  2439  Institute for Development and Strategic Analysis  Ljubljana  2074320  1,530 
Abstract
The ETHOS proposal has been aimed at promoting and improving new approaches and tools to manage and exploiting – as resources for change - interpersonal, social and organisational conflicts in business environment in order to support quality and innovation in vocational education by fostering the integration of learning with working life, promoting more conducive learning environments at the workplace and work-placed training as a basis for development of vocational skills relevant to the labour market needs. In fact, the project was relateed to specific needs of enterprises – and in particular SMEs - which experienced a hard time because of the economic situation: the acquisition of skills for dealing with organisational conflicts by entrepreneurs and managers could be a means of repositioning and/or getting through the crisis for enterprises, as suggested by various European documents. For this reason, it has been necessary to set up analytical and training tools, methodologies, approaches which could promote and encourage the introduction of specific soft skills within corporate training plans. This can contribute to create in enterprises an environment and a climate favorable to development and innovation. The ETHOS project intended to contribute to the development of actions and strategies aimed at: - elaborating approaches, methodologies and tools for improving quality and innovation in vocational education; - elaborating approaches, methodologies and tools for fostering the integration of learning with working life, promoting more learning conducive environments at the workplace, work-placed training as a basis for the development of vocational skills relevant to the labour market needs; - developing soft skills related to conflicts exploitation among entrepreneurs and managers to improve new innovation-driven role models and management approaches; - creating within enterprises an environment and a climate which lead to social cohesion, development and innovation; - contributing to facilitate processes of repositioning and/or overcoming the crisis for enterprises; - promoting networking between enterprises and VET providers. The partnership of the project has been composed of 8 different representatives of key actors in the fields of social cohesion and vocational education: organisations which deal with vocational learning, adult learning and advisory activities for enterprises; public institutions which play an active role in the definition of policies and keeps strong relations with institutional bodies and social partner organisations; organisations which work for the development of soft skills aimed at enhancing social cohesion. The majority of the ETHOS partners have been involved and worked together in a previous LLP GRUNDTVIG project in the field of adult education, CONTEST - COmmunity experimeNts Through the Exploitation of Social Conflicts.
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