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The Resource Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans, Simon Head

Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans, Simon Head

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Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans
Title
Mindless
Title remainder
why smarter machines are making dumber humans
Statement of responsibility
Simon Head
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)-the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line"--
Summary
We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)-the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line
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10302621
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303.48/3
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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why smarter machines are making dumber humans
Label
Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans, Simon Head
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the belly of the beast -- Walmart and Amazon -- A future for the middle class? -- Managing the human resource -- The case of Goldman Sachs -- Emotional labor -- The military half -- The nuclear half -- The Chinese model -- Any way out?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780465018444
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013041878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862400380
Label
Mindless : why smarter machines are making dumber humans, Simon Head
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the belly of the beast -- Walmart and Amazon -- A future for the middle class? -- Managing the human resource -- The case of Goldman Sachs -- Emotional labor -- The military half -- The nuclear half -- The Chinese model -- Any way out?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780465018444
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013041878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862400380

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