Communication Monographs, 60, 114- 136. The tyranny of work: Alienation and the labour process 5th ed. Flatter, or horizontal, businesses have fewer levels of management and may distribute knowledge and decision making more equally than conventional businesses. Formal structure and organizational communication. A case for mêtic intelligence in technical and professional programs. When does worker ownership work? Research in Organizational Behavior, 5, 23S-268.
The fundamental question of political theory, one that precedes all other questions about the nature of political life, is why there is a state at all. Management Communication Quarterly, 2, 63-89. Alternatives to lean production: Work organization in the Swedish auto industry. There are three types of cooperatives: consumer, producer, and employee Gordon Nembhard, 2014, p. Workplace democracy can be anything from direct democracy to employers asking opinions of employees without taking into consideration their beliefs and opinions.
Managed democracy: The shape of employee participation in the consumer driven firm. While the North is today advancing towards a postmodern era of its own, the developing countries and their poor find themselves deeper in the grips of hopelessness. Any degree of inequality would provide advantages to those with greater resources, even should these be merely greater persuasive power. For the remainder of this article, we apply such a notion of equality—as a dispositional ongoing practice rather than solely a resource to redistribute—to two examples of intentionally designed democratic workplaces: 1 a case study originally conducted by Hoffman 2005 on an employee cooperative that experienced ethical communication conflicts, and 2 a primary study conducted by one of the authors on a cooperative that saw social capital disrupt a commitment to equality. Journal of Business Communication, 18, 17-29. Participatory and workplace democracy: A theoretical development in the critique of liberalism.
Images of organizational communication: Root metaphors of the organization-communication relationship. Feminism and composition: The case for conflict. It is in this era, Graeber shows, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Organizational democracy: Participation and self-management. Feminism and the critique of organizational communication studies.
The debate over corporate social responsibility. Whose voice is not being heard? The use of framing devices to sequester organizational narratives: Hegemony and harassment. While establishing the viability of these organizations is beyond the scope of this article, we do hope that the short list above shows the growing need to investigate the non-hierarchical workplaces in which professional communicators might find themselves. This article adds the Darwinian depth that Veblen missed to his understanding of the biologically driven quest for status and its channeling by social institutions. Please Consider Donating Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.
Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a fascinating chronicle of this little known history—as well as how it has defined human history, and what it means for the credit crisis of the present day and the future of our economy. Journal of Labor Research, 12, 320-336. Manuscript in preparation, Purdue University and University of Montana. Why we need more employee-owned businesses. Work and thc nature of man. As a basic example, most professional communicators practice proofreading on some level, yet they proofread at different times for different purposes editing for content, grammar, design, etc.
Labor Research Review, 14, 73-79. Contested terrain: The transformation of the workplace in the twentieth century. Or do we need a state to live together? For instance, to generate greater material well-being, some degree of income, wealth, or educational inequality might be found necessary. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 23, 167-200. Connections: New ways of working in the networked organization. This doctrine has legitimated massive tax cuts for the rich. In this example, then, we see that just because someone works in a democratic workplace does not mean they will inherently embody an ethic of equality.
The social relations of production at the point of production. Paradoxes and contradictions of employee participation and workplace democracy. Dolmage 2016 also notes that mêtis is not necessarily an ethical good; rather, it requires a supplemental moral purpose to achieve ethical ends p. And the system perpetuated itself with tremendously violent consequences, with only the rare intervention of kings and churches keeping the system from spiraling out of control. Employee involvement: Methods for improving performance and work; attitudes. Democratic workplace organization is often associated with , and movements.