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Workplace democracy

an inquiry into employee participation in Canadian work organizations

by Donald V. Nightingale

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto, Buffalo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • Management -- Employee participation -- Canada,
    • Management -- Employee participation

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDonald V. Nightingale ; foreword by Max B.E. Clarkson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD5660.C3 N43 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 313 p. ;
      Number of Pages313
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3087115M
      ISBN 100802055745
      LC Control Number82189074

        “The Soviet Union I left behind was a dictatorship but the workplace was a democracy; America may be free but the workplace is a dictatorship” said Len Erlikh after I hired him at First Boston. Workplace democracy is the principle that employees should have a voice in determining their working conditions and wages. That ‘voice’ can take many forms — informal employee committees, company-wide surveys, peer networks and petitions, collective bargaining, worker-ownership.

      "If democracy is a genuine foundational social value, it ought to govern the workplace first and foremost." My meandering readings through leftist books lead me to Wolff and after listening to him talk about this book on Chapo Trap House I decided to pick this up.4/5. This book, originally published in looks at the problems of developing strategies in information technology when considering labour relations. Experts in industrial sociology, human resource management and organizational behaviour assess the achievements and failures, including consideration of issues such as public sector work, gender and.

        Why Workplace Democracy Can Be Good Business More Think democracy and what comes to mind is an image of people lining up at . Workplace democracy is the application of democracy in all its forms (including voting systems, debates, democratic structuring, due process, adversarial process, systems of appeal, and so on) to the workplace. It usually involves or requires more use of lateral methods like arbitration when workplace disputes arise, but these are often carried out far more efficiently than the high .


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Workplace democracy by Donald V. Nightingale Download PDF EPUB FB2

The varieties of workplace democracy described in this study have been greeted with suspicion and outright hostility by most Canadian trade unionists. This response contrasts with the strong support given by most western European trade unionists to the co-determination and works councils forms of employee participation.

Worker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy (A Toes Book) [Wisman, Jon D.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Worker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy (A Toes Book).

Workplace Democracy. by Daniel Zwerdling (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 2 Used from $ 1 New from $ The Amazon Book ReviewAuthor: Daniel Zwerdling.

Edward Greenberg explores the political effects of workplace democracy. The key question: Does invoilvement by workers in workplace decision making affect their political involvement.

The argument is that one learns skills in decision-making in the workplace that "spill over" into the normal political realm. A very interesting and fascinating book.4/5.

Workplace democracy means allowing employees to have a strong voice in the direction and decisions within your organization. It has become increasingly popular in the early 21st century as businesses have encouraged participative management and emphasized employees as major assets. Despite its prevalence, workplace.

First Printing Novemberby Democracy at Work ISBN: Understanding Marxism is a small book, written by Richard D. Wolff in collaboration with the staff of Democracy at Work, a c(3) non-profit founded by Wolff.

There are rising demands for accessible introductions to Marxism and to the social changes it suggests. Workplace Democracy. likes 1 talking about this. The Source for News, Analysis, and Opinion about Workplace Democracy and the Future of ManagementFollowers: “Anyone interested in implementing economic democracy, especially on the level of an individual firm, ought to study Bernstein's book carefully.

Such study will allow him to avoid many mistakes ─ and more positively, will guide him to solutions. This is a significant accomplishment by one of the leading scholars of workplace democracy.”.

Workplace democracy is the application of democratic principles, such as voting, referenda and public debate, to the workplace. Applications of workplace democracy vary widely, from full-scale, direct democracy where everyone’s vote in the company essentially carries the same weight to smaller initiatives that may only apply to a specific.

The Need For Workplace Democracy. Workplaces shouldn’t operate like dictatorships by. Nathan J. Robinson; In Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain, James Bloodworth writes about what working in an Amazon warehouse is really like. Turns out, the answer is: It’s awful.

Bloodworth says it felt like a “prison,” with workers. Workplace Democracy for the 21st Century Towards a New Agenda for Employee Voice and Representation in Canada A discussion paper authored by Rafael Gomez and Juan Gomez* | June, *Professor Rafael Gomez is Director of the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (University of Toronto).

Tom Sutcliffe on pro-democracy uprisings in the workplace Posted: March 1, | Author: workplacedemocracy | Filed under: Democratic Principles, workplace democracy | Tags: bosses and democracy, democracy at work, Democratic Principles, workplace democracy | Leave a comment Tom Sutcliffe, a columnist at The Independent, makes an interesting.

Workplace democracy is generally understood as the application of democratic practices, such as voting, debate and participatory decision-making systems, to the workplace.

There are many ways to do this, some much more ambitious than others. At one extreme lie small firms and non-profits that have embraced pure, direct democracy. This is unwieldy in any but the smallest firms.

This book, originally published in looks at the problems of developing strategies in information technology when considering labour relations. Experts in industrial sociology, human resource management and organizational behaviour assess the achievements and failures, including consideration of issues such as public sector work, gender and Price: $ A workplace with fewer layers of management due to a flatter, more decentralized system means that money can be used to hire great people — rather than manage underperformers.

Democracy means a leaner, faster, happier and more innovative company –factors which give the bottom line a. Workplace Democracy View larger image.

By: Donald V. Nightingale. Sign Up Now. This book begins with a historical review of how authority in the Canadian workplace has changed over the past century.

It proceeds to outline a theory of organization which provides a broad conceptual framework for the empirical analysis which follows. The idea of workplace democracy invokes Western democratic ideals, while simultaneously bringing into relief significant social and environmental challenges facing contemporary organizations under.

Democracy at Work is subtitled A Cure for Capitalism and does indeed advocate a concrete alternative to capitalist business structures. But this is only the last third of the book (and in some ways the least useful, as I'll discuss in a moment).

Workplace democracy is an innovative management strategy where company information and decision-making powers are shared and distributed among employees so that customer-facing workers (who are closest to customers and usually know them best) are aware of the company’s goals and performance and have the ability (and motivation) to make smart.

Workplace democracy is a multi-dimensional international concept with foundations in economics, politics and sociology, psychology, and labor history. Generally, theorists suggested that enhancing democracy in the workplaceFile Size: KB. The boss or a group of investors owns the workplace and a group of managers or directors set all the rules that govern it.

There is no democracy within the company. The workers either accept these rules or they can quit. But quitting generally means seeking employment within another workplace dictatorship.Dignity, Workplace Democracy, and HRM.

In a previous book chapter (Bal and De Jong ), eight reasons were presented why. democracy fits the notion of .Workplace democracy is the application of democracy in all its forms (including voting systems, debates, democratic structuring, due process, adversarial process, systems of appeal, and so on) to the workplace.

It usually involves or requires more use of lateral methods like arbitration when workplace disputes arise, but these are often carried out far more efficiently than the high .