SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Labour Monthly, Scientific Management, Job Satisfaction

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7 Dec 2011
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Nov 30, 2011: worker ownership and collectives, worker cooperatives, workplace democracy. Votes on decision making in the labour process: worker ownership and control. Moto: food for people, not for profit". Community and social justice focus: wholly grains organizational structure, authority resides in collective membership, or in subgroups and committees established by the collective. People work across lines of work called shifts". Eliminates gain of power over other when they constantly shift from different skilled and unskilled tasks to another. Monthly shift meetings: removing the distinction between mental and physical labour. Different from taylorism which separates mental (managers) and physical (labourers) work: challenges to wholly grains, degenerating into traditional capitalist enterprise. Increasing size and complexity may lead to bureaucratization. Support networks of individuals, institutions providing services, customers, and potential workers: mondragon corporation. The mondragon corporation is a federation of worker cooperatives based in the basque region of spain. Founded in 1956, now providing employment for 92,773 people: characteristics.

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