Managerialism – Harmless trend or the end of democracy in the workplace?

Managerialism Staff Association members based at CSIRO North Ryde (NSW) are invited to a special forum on the subject of managerialism.

The guest speaker is Thomas Klikauer, Senior Lecturer from the School of Business, University of Western Sydney and the author of Managerialism – a critique of an ideology.

Don’t miss out on a fascinating presentation that’s bound to spark some provoking debate.

Event details

  • Managerialism
  • 1-2pm, Friday 2 May 2014
  • CSIRO Riverside Life Sciences Theatre (Blg 53, Julius Avenue, North Ryde)
  • Forum followed by Q&A

Additional Resources

  • Managerialism forum – Poster
  • A critique of an ideology – Review

More information

One thought on “Managerialism – Harmless trend or the end of democracy in the workplace?

  1. Where has there been democracy in the workplace? Probably only in communes and collectives. Most workplaces are corporate and hierarchical, with few or no democratic institutions, and have been so since time immemorial. Whether this is ideal or not is debatable.

    I understand from the review of Klikauer’s book that one of Klikauer’s concerns is that, “…managerialism’s only goal is to organize all society in the same way that corporations are organized”, and so it “has spread from its Scientific Management roots to “colonize the life-world” of people and dominate society.” So my quibble is probably with the title of this talk – which I was unable to attend – which presumably should be: Managerialism – Harmless trend or the end of democracy in SOCIETY?

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