Can true democracy really be practiced in a business? Would one employee - one vote make it possible not only to run a company but also make profit?





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Written by CatarinasWorld
4117 days ago

Interesting ways of looking at the issue in a wider aspect, Heather. What you outline is definitely taking place, not only in the US but all over the world.



Written by HeatherStone
4117 days ago

Hi Catarina,

This is an interesting question. Here in the U.S., there is some research suggesting subcontracting and outsourcing are increasing in frequency which will likely lead to a decrease in full time employment. Also, social media sites like Facebook operate largely on the content creation of millions of individual businesses and individuals. Arguably, these users are a hybrid. They certainly are customers, but in a way, some also take on the role of quasi-employees. They create content which social networks use as both the service and product of their operations and receive compensation in the form of traffic and community. But both contractors and users are more autonomous than employees. Is this democracy? It's certainly an evolution in work.



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