By Dr. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal (auth.), Dr. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal (eds.)
This reader comprises contributions relating the most pressing difficulties in structures layout: the consequences of computerization on human paintings and ways to ameliorate platforms layout in an effort to create greater stipulations for dwelling human paintings in a automated global. after all the alternative of papers has been operated a little bit arbitrarily. It basically displays the paintings of IFIP's operating staff 9.1. "Compu ters and paintings" and of a few of its contributors. The papers have been compiled aiming at focussing on very fabric professional blems within the box of "Computers and Work". They substantively re flect in numerous issues the discussions and the worry of the Wor king staff. a few conclusions from a chain of workshops held from 1980 onward by means of the operating workforce are likewise contained and directed to the IFIP group and to different events involved. The reader inserts itself right into a fairly prolonged line of actions of the operating workforce: as well as contributions to the 2 IFIP operating meetings on Human selection and desktops held in 1974 and in 1979 (proceedings released by way of North Holland) a contemporary IFIP Wor king convention on platforms layout For, With and via the clients (held in September eighty two, court cases released in March eighty three by means of North Holland) and a joint TC3/TC9 operating convention on schooling for structures De signer/User Co-operation (proceedings to be released through finish 84).
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000 data items per worker including detailed information on health, skills, personal propensities a. ,o. No doubt the target of these systems is to minutiously scrutinize workers' personality and to give management the possibility to recompose work groups according to management's preferences. R. methods and other scientific methods of work process control were said to be dead by the beginning 70s. Now they apparently are coming back to life again. The mass data seized and stored by complex computer network systems give firms a much better foothold for modelling work processes and departments in plants and offices.
C. from 1975 to 1980/1 has after all created 1000 (in words: one thousand) jobs. c. o. On the other hand: the more of these jobs are created the more jobs in other lines of economic activities are destroyed - at least with a certain time gap. similar to the 20s/30s. 12 ) This has to be stressed again and again: unemployment is and will be increasingly the most important problem which the working class in capitalist countries will have to face in the context of information processing technologies.
Technologie und Gewerkschaft, in: Die neue Gesellschaft 1978, 7 pp. 526. as well as in this issue moreover: Projektgruppe Automation und Qualifikation (I-III): Automation in der BRD; Entwicklung der Arbeitstatigkeiten und der Methode ihrer Erfassung; Theorien tiber Automationsarbeit (Argu. ment Sonderbande 7; 19; 31), Berlin 1975, 1978, 1978. : Automationsunterstlitzte Informationssysteme in privaten und offentlichen Verwaltungen. 1975, 4. pp. 508. 7) On this pOint, cf. Reese/J. : ii Gefahren der informationstechnologischen Entwicklung.
Computerization and Work: A Reader on Social Aspects of Computerization by Dr. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal (auth.), Dr. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal (eds.)