Claim: Managerism is intended to resolve the social and economic contradictions of capitalism by placing greater trust in and responsibility on managers, under whose direction enterprises are supposedly working not for the sake of increasing the profits of their capitalist bosses, but for the well-being of society. But by investigating the relations between labour and capital, the true class nature of managerism is revealed. Ideologists of managerism call for research in 'human relations', in order to establish an atmosphere of 'working partnership' between workers and employers, which will increase labour productivity and actually lead to an even greater exploitation of hired workers.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
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