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Gilles Lipovetsky - Enterprise cannot accept this dichotomy

Gilles Lipovetsky - Enterprise cannot accept this dichotomy

In fact this is a paradoxical model. Because the more collaboration and activity from workers is needed, the more, in a certain way, many of them feel deprived of important decisions, because those are made by the Management Board, because they need cutbacks, because decision making is dictated by quarterly performance… So on one side there is more and more intimacy or request for intimacy, and on another side, we may see more and more distance from important decisions, so[...]
Gilles Lipovetsky - Collaboration is an answer to businesses' needs, not people's needs

Gilles Lipovetsky - Collaboration is an answer to businesses' needs, not people's needs

I believe that the collaborative enterprise fulfills more the needs of companies than those of people, of employees. Employees, they need, I would like to say, you know, in surveys and studies, one of the biggest employees’ expectations is a better mood at the workplace. The workplace’s mood, it isn’t the collaborative enterprise, it is the office, it is the hierarchy, the way they are evaluated, objectives they are given, it is the real work. Don’t forget this. The real[...]
Gilles Lipovetsky - Class solidarities have been dismantled

Gilles Lipovetsky - Class solidarities have been dismantled

Consumption, in previous models, was deeply linked to class consumption. You consumed according to your social group. Today, all of this is blown out. It is a… what I have called a variable geometry turbo-consumer, well, who consumes low cost products with luxury goods. There is no constraint anymore, if you want, un a conformist model of consumption, it is completely blown out. Inside companies, it is somehow the same. Because, before, there was… you had relationships according to the[...]
Gilles Lipovetsky - Quest for well being has become fundamental

Gilles Lipovetsky - Quest for well being has become fundamental

I think that competition is necessary between companies, and the question I am asking to myself is: shouldn’t competition exist at the heart of companies, to be able to mobilize people? This also reminds me a bit the previous question, and we must also be careful here. Because on one side we find the collaborative model, but on the other side we find the necessary productivity and profitability, and there, it doesn’t create the collaborative model. It creates stress-based management.[...]
Gilles Lipovetsky - The Taylorist model doesn't fit anymore

Gilles Lipovetsky - The Taylorist model doesn't fit anymore

This global phenomenon, it is the end of the mechanistic, Taylorist, Fordist model of work. This model of extreme bureaucratization of work implied the fact that thought was concentrated in a very small number of people, and crowd was excluded. So, this model is born as you know at the beginning of the twentieth century, and it developed particularly during the three post-war decades. The, conditions of competition made that this model is no more what we are waiting for.[...]