The Office Economist Volume 4

The Office Economist Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...right for the bookkeeping machine. The dog's bone structure can't be changed, but the office equipment can. There is a sort of a fascination about anatomizing an office. It doesn't require a high degree of skill or knowledge, and an office is a very human thing, even down to the "skeleton" itself. A desk out of place, doing a job for which it isn't fitted, is much like a man in the same circumstances. If it is too small for its task, papers overflow the drawers and drip off the edges onto the floor, or if it is too large it gets in the way, with litter accumulating in empty drawers and dust on the unused expanses of the top. And nothing is more tragic to the office expert than the sight of a desk with no filing facilities trying to do the work of a filing cabinet. In the same way, a safe that is cumbersome and unnecessarily bulky, without the interior equipment for the convenient and economical storing of the matter to be protected and of insufficient capacity for its task, is in reality an actual detriment, causing extra fatigue and exhaustion not only to the persons referring to its contents but to those who must take an extra step in passing around it due to its size or badly chosen location. And the filing device that is perhaps built for letterhead size papers and pressed into use as a repository for everything from card files to blueprints is another example of the office "skeleton" being too meager for the duties required of it. There are big bonrd men and men with slender bones ai.d their work is different and their capabilities vary. They can't be changed in that respect. But every office can have the "skeleton" that its purposes require. Psychological Tests for Office Workers (Continued from Page 4.)...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606973
  • 9781236606976