Looking forward, looking back: requisite organization and Rio Tinto Australia 2012

Lynch, Paul, and Hamilton, John (2012) Looking forward, looking back: requisite organization and Rio Tinto Australia 2012. In: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference On Business, pp. 633-638. From: 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference On Business, 24-27 May 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Abstract

Rio Tinto as a case study in global mining currently operates a flat five level structure (known as stratums). Rio Tinto is developing a mine of the future concept which has as its central theme the automation of many tasks previously undertaken by staff. These include haul trucks, loaders, drilling rigs, the rail network and wash and sizing plants. Given that there will be considerably less employees in the future this paper discusses options of further flattening the existing five stratum business unit organizational structure model.

Item ID: 23270
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: organizational change management; Carnegie; Jaques; Conzinc Riotinto Australia, organisational development; punctuated equilibrium; mine of the future
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ISSN: 1539-722x
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 05:28
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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