Time, Knowledge and Social Dialogues
Formerly the classic center of gravity for the world of work, the workplace as such is now losing its formative influence. It was on the workplace that instruments of social standardization were previously fixed. Work is becoming more flexible in time and more mobile in space; work forms are becoming more multilayered; CVs are looking increasingly more discontinuous. As new time-space relations emerge, new principles of action for dealing with social standardization are necessary. A joint trade union venture known as the multimedia + workworld bureau has already launched a number of experiments: work operations organized in keeping with the principles of management by objectives; an advisory service for questions relating to telework; the operation of a virtual network of experts; the development of benchmarks for matters of in-company data protection; ideas for supplementing the traditional instruments of social standardization.
Keywords: Management by Objectives, Social Standardization, Benchmarking and seals of quality., The Online Forum Telework
Published online: 15 October 1999