Assertion of Employee Interests and the New Autonomy at Work
In the current transformation of transnational corporations we are confronted with a new kind of dynamism inside these companies. To grasp the nature of these "self-organizing processes" becomes a prerequisite for employees to determine and assert their interests under the new conditions. The following article combines two spheres of work of the author. On the one hand there is the practical experience as employee and member of works council and supervisory board at IBM Informations-systeme GmbH in Germany. On the other hand there is a close cooperation with the philosophers Klaus Peters and Stephan Siemens.
Keywords: Business Transformation, Self-organization, New Autonomy at work, Employee Interest, Works Council.
Published online: 15 October 1999