23rd Sept - Worker Autonomy and participation

23rd Sept - Worker Autonomy and participation - Lecture...

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Lecture Notes 23 rd September Worker Autonomy and Participation Post Fordism EIP – Employee involvement programs Benefits to managers Benefits to employees Comparison to Fordist workplace – MacDonalds Consent in Fordist Organizations The rise of the corporation has resulted in increase productivity but also made changes in the economy – it flattened whole tiers of management in order to lower labor costs. Why do workers put up with poor conditions? Post Fordism In response to Fordism and Taylorism (soldiering – is the biggest problem said Taylor) – the answer to this is Scientific Management aka Fordism aka Taylorism. You take out all the tasks and rationalize it – break tasks of workers down to simple repetitive segments. Most efficient way, keeps power in hands of bosses, keeps them from developing a craft knowledge of the end product – as they only know a very small part. How did Ford get away with this? He offered higher wages if you were prepared to go along with this new
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