qStructured chaosq refers to the authors' call for a new arrangement for Australian economic and social organization--one which evolves out of shared objectives and free economic exchanges. In order to raise the Australian standard of living and rate of productivity advance they recommend deregulation, promoting qcontestableq market structures, decentralizing decision-making within production units, and building qbottom upq organizations that emphasize employee participation.22) In summary, therefore, autonomous work groups may be seen as an attempt to structure the twin social and technical components of ... The first is the self- evident point that the steps involved in many production processes are interdependent. ... the results of sixteen experiments in seven different countries and across such diverse types of work as key punching, assembly line, chemical ... role of separate maintenance, quality control or personnel departments 78 Structured Chaos.
|Author||:||Richard Blandy, Australian Productivity Council, National Institute of Labour Studies (Australia)|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1985|