Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pay inequality

In case you run into difficulties explaining to your students the consequences of pay inequality, try this video: I would like to thank Werner Nienhüser for telling me about this video.

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Taylorism and the Consequences of Simplification and Routinisation of Work

In order to make Taylor’s thoughts of what the management’s task should be more vivid for my students, I developed a simple exercise: First I showed to the class a complete work task that consisted of the following steps: Take … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene – Towards an Understanding of the Working Conditions in Europe

During my first class in the term, I attempt to introduce my students to various topics that are useful for painting a picture of today’s world of work. I use the first chapter of Fiona Wilson’s textbook as it covers … Continue reading

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