Hyper-Taylorism and third-order technologies: making sense of the transformation of work and management in a post-digital era

Andersson, Christoffer and Crevani, Lucia and Hallin, Anette and Ingvarsson, Caroline and Ivory, Chris and Lammi, Inti and Lindell, Eva and Popova, Irina and Uhlin, Anna (2021) Hyper-Taylorism and third-order technologies: making sense of the transformation of work and management in a post-digital era. In: Management and Information Technology after Digital Transformation. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780367612764

[img] Text
Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 23 March 2023.
Available under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (222kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/Management-and-Informati...

Abstract

In this chapter we propose that the search for productivity and efficiency through the implementation and use of third-order digital technologies is leading to a shift in how both work and management are understood. This shift, we argue, draws on and reinforces a Taylorist logic in the design of work, where the norms of rationality and division of labour are key. Furthermore, this shift has consequences in that it allows for a different construction of work. Building on a sociomaterial framework that foregrounds both the social and material dimensions of work, we treat ideas – such as Taylorism – and materials – such as third-order technologies and other technologies – as constitutively entangled (Orlikowski, 2007). Through such a lens, we suggest that classical Taylorist ideas about how work ought to be organized and managed transform as new technologies have emerged.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Work, Digital, Automation, Taylorism
Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 13:49
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 15:50
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706396

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item