22 October 2006 ~ 1 Comment

The Human Workplace

My thesis is that just as the advent of the steam engine eventually turned all our organizations into quasi machines and turned most people into helpless zombies, so the advent of the web has the power to restore our metaphor of the organization to the Tribe and hence has the power also to transform us poor old zombies back into autonomous human beings again.

Robert Paterson, via Steven Garrity.

  • http://nothardly.wordpress.com/ nothardly

    How do we compassionately care for people demonstrating absolutely no desire for autonomy, as the pendulum swings back? Not looking for answers here, this is just something for usians to poner as we reforge the current social safety net system into something more fiscally sustainable in an era of plunging birthrates.