Windows on the Workplace Computers, Jobs, and the Organization of Office Work
Edition: 2nd 2004
List price: $17.00
Buy it from $1.79
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: "A valuable contribution to public policy debates concerning the workplace of the future and the nature and implications of the 'information economy.'" Choice (of the first edition) In this eye-opening book, Joan Greenbaum tells the story of changes in management policies, work organization, and the design of office information systems from the 1950s to the present. She describes the impact of new technologies on the organization of working life with a keen awareness of the social forces that seek to benefit from them, showing how the process is driven by the needs of capitalist profit and control over the workforce rather than the good of society or greater efficiency. Windows on the Workplacetakes as its starting-point the experience of office workers and their own accounts of it. The book includes interviews with a wide range of workers, including young people entering a workplace in which the expectation of stable, long-term employment has all but disappeared. Greenbaum's approach is to locate their experiences and expectations within broader social and economic patterns, and to show how these patterns are constantly changing. In a field that is constantly changing, this book captures the moment and clarifies the direction in which it is moving. It exposes the myth that technological advance and free market economics are creating a better future for all, and reveals the reality behind the myth.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: Through the Looking Glass|
|The 1950s and 1960s: Dawn of the Computer Age|
|The 1970s: The Office as the Factory of the Future|
|The 1980s: Stumbling Toward "Automated" Offices|
|The Early 1990s: Reengineering the Office|
|The Late 1990s: Enter the Internet|
|The Office of the Future Is Everywhere|
|Shaking Off False Assumptions|