What are the benefits of balancing jobs?
The benefits of balancing jobs in a Participatory Economy is to ensure all workers can claim to have a relatively fair distribution of empowering and disempowering tasks in order to enhance overall worker participation.
These benefits not only aim to distribute the benefits and burdens of economic activity, but also to prevent hierarchies forming as a result of the division of labour, which would violate self-management. This is not meant to inhibit specialisation or expertise, but rather to prevent the development of managerialist tendencies and the re-creation of a coordinator class.
This equitable sharing of the burdens of work also fosters solidarity among workers and aids in creating a classless economy. It also acts to counter the tendency of hierarchies to form in other areas of life, such as with race and gender.