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Concept, Objectives and Importance - Industrial Relations

   Posted On :  13.06.2018 11:55 pm

Industrial relations are that aspect of management, which deals with the manpower of the enterprise – whether machine operator, skilled worker or manger.

Concept


1. Industrial relations are that aspect of management, which deals with the manpower of the enterprise – whether machine operator, skilled worker or manger.

2. Cordial and peaceful industrial relations between the employees and the employer are highly essential for increasing productivity and the economic growth of the country. Through good industrial relations only, the enterprise can move towards the welfare of the employees and the management of the concern.

3. Industrial relationships is the compromise result of the attitudes and approaches of the employees towards each other with regard to the planning, supervision, direction and co-ordination of the activities of an organization with a minimum of human effort and friction, with an animating spirit of co-operation and with proper regard for the genuine well-being of all members of the organization.

4. The term Industrial relations has been looked upon and worded differently by different pioneers of the field.

However, with the industrial developments after World War II, the term industrial relations has been widened in its meaning and now it implies –employers- employees – unions and government relationship in industry.

Objectives


The objectives of industrial relations are:

1. To safeguard the interests of the labour and the management by preventing one of the players from getting a strong hold over the other;
 
2. To develop and secure mutual understanding and good relationship among all the players in the industrial set-up.

3. To maintain industrial peace and harmony by preventing industrial conflicts

4. To improve the standard of living of the average worker by providing basic and standard amenities.

5. To increase productivity by minimizing industrial conflicts and maintaining harmonious industrial relations.

6. To ensure discipline in the organization and in the industry.

7. To provide a basic framework for the management and the employee to resolve their differences.

8. To improve the bargaining capacity of the workers through trade unions.

Importance


1. IR is a key for increased productivity in industrial establishments

2. IR has moral dimensions, too. It is unethical on the part of any management to take advantage of the helplessness of workers and exploit them. IR assumes relevance in this context. One of its objectives is to protect workers interest and to improve their economic conditions.

3. IR seeks to protect the rights of managers too. Where a worker’s behavior deviates from expected lines, it is the management’s prerogative to take action.

4. There is a set procedure for handling any act of indiscipline or indiscretion on the part of an employee and if the management satisfies the procedure, it is justified in taking action

5. IR emphasis the need to keep labour in check by floating stooge unions, buying up union leaders, and striking clandestine deals with powerful politicians do no good to managers or to the organizations they represent.
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