The Library of Factory Management Volume 4

The Library of Factory Management Volume 4

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...have every fellow who leaves bear no ill will against the company. Most of the boys who quit on some pretext or other will come back and want their old jobs again. I always pick out the work they like and this is a big factor in keeping the boy in love with his work. The young man who is my assistant foreman has been with the company fifteen years. The boys winding resistances have been here eight to ten years. Of course, there are transients who never could be satisfied, but the average boy appreciates personal interest and encouragement, and is willing to stick by us when we give him a square deal. I tell them as nearly as possible what they can do so that no misunderstandings will arise later. I make an opportunity for the deserving boy and work with him in making the most of his time to develop his ability and initiative. And these young men who realize what we have done for them are becoming the foundation of this company. They are appreciative and continue to develop along the line marked for them in the beginning, and when developed they become the most valuable of employees. The training which develops an employee into an expert will tend to restrict his efforts to the scope of the job, branch of the trade or business in which he works. He is narrowed both mentally and physically. While it is true that habits of work up to a certain point make one more quickly efficient in some allied work or trade, unless the chance is given before the employee's mind and habits become "set," he will become highly skilled in one thing and of little efficiency at anything else. Training which extends over different branches more closely holds the attention, develops greater interest in the work and is less tiresome. It produces better...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838742
  • 9781236838742