SOC227H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Worker Cooperative, Total Quality Management, Industrial Democracy

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29 Sep 2016
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Two additional ways of giving employees more power to reduce worker-mgt conflict. The key problem for conversions (terms to know) industrial democracy grass roots collective producer cooperative conversion. Give employees more formal power and allow them to own the company which is known as the employee power. This is between management and employees and takes different forms. This varies from organizations and over time, and some companies have a lot while others don"t. The solution are that there are new management paradigms and how mangers should manage companies. These paradigms don"t reduce much of the conflict and more progressive to start with. Three degrees of employee power: minimal power: like total quality management and the subaru example and designed to give employees more power. 2: more substantial power: this is industrial democracy. It"s a middle level power, and the most power you can give employees is to select and run the organizations: most power.

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