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Description of the work processes that specify the occupation

For the description of the work processes that specify the occupation, two aspects are relevant that sometimes seem not to be in accordance with each other:

  • the participation of stakeholders and
  • the application of scientific methods for work analysis. 

Some fear  that the involvement of stakeholders “automatically” leads to bargaining which undermines science-based work process descriptions, others fear that the description of work processes that is only based on scientific analysis might suffer from the lack of information that only stakeholders can deliver (e.g. most current technical developments).

It seems that there need to be ways established to set up models of collaboration that take in account both aspects. They should be developed on the basis of national conditions.

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