This is a space1 to share and document micro-disobedience2 at work. It acts as a form of a confessional3, where people can receive symbolic resolution4 from guilt5 as well as a space to anticipate and celebrate these small manifestations of dissent6, creativity and autonomy7.
- 1 A space in which individuals can communicate their stories without fear of retaliation, hostility and judgement.
- 2 Minor everyday activities, forms, and techniques that go against your workplace's culture code and managerial regime – guilty pleasures that give you a sense of autonomy. Some examples include: binge-watching Netflix during work time, taking unnecessarily long breaks, choosing different a route than the algorithm decides, being intentionally mean to your customer or being grumpy when everybody is overenthusiastic or perhaps not participating in socials.
- 3 A space for confessing – acknowledging some personal fact that the person would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden due to the breaching of cultural or organisational norms.
- 4 Understood as the self and social forgiving. A resolution of an inner conflict.
- 5 Since guilt is one of the main self-control and self-surveillance apparatus deliberately applied upon Post-Fordist workers.
- 6 To differ in sentiment or opinions, especially towards those in the position of power or the majority.
- 7 The capacity to make informed, uncoerced decisions regarding the Labour Process.