Monday, June 23, 2008

The Ambiguous Legacy of ‘68 -- In These Times

The Ambiguous Legacy of ‘68 -- In These Times: "Capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist structure of the production process — which, named after auto maker Henry Ford, enforced a hierarchical and centralized chain of command — and developed a network-based form of organization that accounted for employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace. As a result, we get networks with a multitude of participants, organizing work in teams or by projects, intent on customer satisfaction and public welfare, or worrying about ecology."

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