Liquid labour? This was really confusing for me to understand if I didn’t Google it. Not to confuse myself, I would call liquid labour as the flows of information. In working’s perspective, information has to go through with a lot of rules and regulations to be approved by the upper leaders and it was now defined as the old traditional management of companies. Let’s see an example of the hierarchical management:
This is a example chart of seeing how it is meant as hierarchical. As it can be seen, in order to get approval of a task or project, it has to go through with a lot of people. This is used to set in a company for employees to follow in order to get certain tasks done or some information has to be approved before making a further step. Indeed, the recent study has found that employees found time is the main currency that has become the inconvenience and difficulty of arranging a person to person interview and the participants fell constrained in how much they have to put themselves to reveal about the behavior as matters of commercial sensitivity (Gregg,M).
Liquid labour is changing the way of how information is spread, from a hierarchical structure to a ‘free’ structure. In-depth research conducted that working at home or working in the office reveal presence bleed which results as technology devices allow employees to work out of the working offices. There was an interview form one of the service directors saying that she didn’t have to wait until she arrives in the offices to check what and who has sent the emails to her, she now can use her Blackberry check emails while buying her a breakfast. Same goes to the media- using the social media in journalism. Back to the old days where the journalists had to use a month or at least a week to transmit or report news from Washington to New York, it had to go through with a lot of departments where people or employees of the companies to approve and send and approve and send back again till the publication (Scanlan, 2003). But, today the journalists use social media to gather and report news. 40% of journalists said that it is faster to get people read and be informed on the social media than the print newspapers (Peterson, 2014).
Due to the digital revolutions, it is no longer necessarily a must for journalists to rush back to the offices and get the information written down then transmit news from one to another. So are we. We do not ever have to go buy a newspaper to see and be informed what the world is happening, social media does the job.