Office Space 9-6-07

Office Space 9-6-07 - their performance campus ID at ASU,...

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Page 1 of 2 Outline for “Office Space” (video) Film as pertains to McDonaldization of Society: Five characteristics of McDonaldization – - Efficiency - Predictability - Calculability - Substitution of non-human technology for human beings - Control Definition of Efficiency (per text reading) – Examples of Efficiency in film – Definition of Predictability (per text reading) – Being able to assume that a product/service is going to be the same everywhere Examples of Predictability in film – Definition of Calculability (per text reading) – The quality of a person reduced to a set of numbers that can be used to assess
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Unformatted text preview: their performance campus ID at ASU, etc. Examples of Calculability in film Substitution of non-human technology for human labor; examples in film Definition of Control (per text reading) Training human beings to act as components of the company work/behave/dress/etc in a certain way Examples of Control in film Page 2 of 2 Film as pertains to concepts from Work and Organizations chapter: Organizational structure Value of company loyalty Authority Superior-subordinate relationships Workplace subculture...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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