The PostFordist Workplace Issues of Time and Place

The PostFordist Workplace Issues of Time and Place The office as a workplace has reached a critical point in itsevolution. The requirement of the conventional office would appear to beholding back the near applications of IT and organisational creativity,which aim to promote a much freer and more dynamic relationship betweenspace and time for the office workplace. Henry Fords mass production ofthe 1920s laid the foundations of the modern office as we know it, butpostFordism is challenging the rigid patterns thenordained, especially the traditional notions of work time and space. Tothis end not only must the office be redesigned but also the nature ofwork itself must be redefined. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Facilities Emerald Publishing

The PostFordist Workplace Issues of Time and Place

Facilities, Volume 9 (8): 6 – Aug 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0263-2772
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000002156
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Abstract

The office as a workplace has reached a critical point in itsevolution. The requirement of the conventional office would appear to beholding back the near applications of IT and organisational creativity,which aim to promote a much freer and more dynamic relationship betweenspace and time for the office workplace. Henry Fords mass production ofthe 1920s laid the foundations of the modern office as we know it, butpostFordism is challenging the rigid patterns thenordained, especially the traditional notions of work time and space. Tothis end not only must the office be redesigned but also the nature ofwork itself must be redefined.

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FacilitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1991

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