By William Langewiesche
Greater than a decade after the book of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a totally revised, accelerated, and up-to-date version of this vintage textual content, that's greatly considered as the main lyrical and incisive publication on flying.
In those essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not just how we circulate concerning the earth, but additionally how we view our global and our position in it. With shiny descriptions of the aesthetics and pleasure of flight, he additionally writes of the hazards that flatter this good looks: the perils of air site visitors regulate, and the risks of apprehensive passengers and undesirable climate. filled with spare and stylish prose, Aloft is an engaging trip into the sky.
“At as soon as exciting and informative, awe-inspiring and certain, in areas scary, in different reassuring, and regularly elegant.”—Booker Prize successful writer John Banville
“A sharp observer and talented stylist whose sentences frequently have one of those poetic precision.”—Washington Post
“Langewiesche’s prose flows seamlessly and elegantly.”—San Francisco Chronicle ebook Review
“[A] bold expertise ... whose cool, targeted and low-cost reporting is harnessed to an invigorating ethical and highbrow perspective.”—The big apple Times
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HRM and trade unions The final objective of the study was to examine the implications of HRM for trade unions. It is overly simplistic to conclude that cooperative collectivism is an unmitigated ‘good’ for trade unions, whereas adversarial collectivism is bad. For example, whereas cooperative collectivism might provide the union with an established position in the firm, it might also lead to a widespread feeling among members that the union is no longer able to represent their interests independently.
In their recent bestseller, Freakonomics,20 Levitt and Dubner remind us of the three forms of positive incentive. These are economic incentives, social incentives, and moral incentives. HRM promises to provide all three. Economic incentives are present in schemes of remuneration linked to performance such as performance-related pay. Social incentives are generated through practices such as team working (although the critical appraisal of team working by Parker and Slaughter, for example,21 would suggest otherwise).
85 The first of three distinct approaches to industrial relations is the union avoidance policy pursued by Delta and by Continental Airlines under Frank Lorenzo,86 although in recent times the strategy at Continental has changed dramatically. 87 Under Lorenzo, Continental Airlines suppressed union influence and withdrew recognition of the pilots’ and mechanics’ unions. 88 The most consistent shared governance policy has been pursued by United Airlines, where an extensive Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has been in place since 1994.
Aloft by William Langewiesche