Factory and Industrial Management Volume 58

Factory and Industrial Management Volume 58

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...in The Engineering Magazine, entitled "The Ultimate Type of Management," gave us an admirable representation of an organization based on the human body. It says: First, we have the cerebrum, or office of the general manager. As befits the dignity of its position its location is at the very top. It is the center of intelligence, thought, reason, judgment. Directly beneath it is the cerebellum, or office of the action manager. Controlling as it does the voluntary muscles of the body, it is the responsible party for all of our physical movements. Directly underneath the cerebellum is the medulla, in which is located the chief of routine affairs, a very important official as we shall later find out. These three constitute the main officers of the company, but each has many subordinates. The spinal column constitutes the connecting link of authority between these various under officials. By it the reflex centers, or department managers, are kept in touch with their immediate head, the cerebellum. Also, through its agency, the routine department managers, otherwise called the sympathetic ganglia, answer to the commands of their superior, the medulla oblongata. Each of the action department managers has two subordinate officials working under his orders, one of which is the information expert who records and collects information in the way of sensations; the other is the gang boss or action department foreman, who carries out the orders of his department manager which are based on the information received from the information expert. Physiologists call the information expert and the gang boss by different names--the sensory and the motor nerves. Their functions are kept quite as distinct as those of the functional foremen in what is...show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930533
  • 9781236930538