SOCC15 LECTURE 8 + 9

  1. Fordism
    a regime of accumulation (a system of regulating profit-making) in place from 1945-1970, that reflected a class compromise between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat
  2. moral exclusion
    beliefs or practices that mark people or group of people as unworthy of fair treatment, dignity as equals
  3. four factors determining the magnitude of moral exclusion:
    • 1) economic/legal/institutional structures
    • 2) management objectives
    • 3) technology influencing work design
    • 4) workplace politics/role of unions
  4. post-fordism and flexibility has two strategies
    • functional flexibility 
    • numerical flexibility
  5. functional flexibility
    Work flow and organizational techniques that encourage worker engagement, de-specialization and ongoing training to innovate production processes.
  6. numerical flexibility
    Scheduling and employment arrangements that allow companies to adjust the size of their workforce based on short-term production needs.
  7. scientific management (or TAYLORISM) - under neo-taylorism
    a system to optimize worker productivity by scientifically establishing "best practices"
  8. four elements under scientific mangement (or TAYLORISM)
    1)Gather workers’ knowledge of their jobs

    2)Reduce tasks to simple, routine operations

    3)Rigorously select workers, train them in established methods

    4)Eliminate discretion, planning, coordination from workers’ jobs
  9. what are two subgroups under moral exclusion?
    • construction of inferiority (labelling, rendering invisible, stigmatizing)
    • discrimination (denial of resources, imposition of social costs)
  10. paradoxes of workplace flexibility
    • 1) workers gain responsibility but not authority 
    • 2) competition vs. cooperation
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AbbyKrish
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SOCC15 LECTURE 8 + 9
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