The Printing Art Volume 28

The Printing Art Volume 28

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Whenever Ida M. Tarbell says anything it is worth listening to. Her remarks before the Detroit Board of Commerce regarding "efficiency "--that much questioned and greatly misunderstood word--gave a new light on this subject. That efficiency systems should be carefully considered and thoroughly looked into before being installed is acknowledged by all. Some system of this sort, however, is necessary to the successful conduct of every business. The point is how to go about it in the right way. Here is what Miss Tarbell says: "Efficiency comes to you and says, 'You must change your way of doing things.' Well don't you know how all of us, the moment a man says 'You must change your way, ' are put on the defensive? If you have done something, worked something out--it may be a very little thing, but you have worked it out the best way you could--you know what it cost you, you know the effort and the pain and the sacrifice that that little imperfect achievement cost; and when a man comes along and says, ' You should not have done so; you should have done so. This was all wrong. You wasted your time and your strength and your money. Do it this way, ' your vanity is piqued, and you don't like it. What you want is congratulation and praise. You don't want criticism, and one of the primary elements in this fear of efficiency is that it attacks our way of doing things, our vanity, and wants to show us a better way, when we like to believe that we now have the best way possible." EDITORIAL Let every man, if possible, gather some good books under his roof. Almost any luxury should be sacrificed to this.--Channing CORRECT COST-FINDING SYSTEMS IN the "Department of Business Administration," page 297, reference is made to more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681472X
  • 9781236814722