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The Psychology of Management

L. M. Gilbreth, PhD

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. . .The work of this function requires the best available (but not necessarily the fastest), practical experienced man in the trade described, who also has had sufficient experience in motion study and time study to enable him to write down the best known method for doing the work described, and also prophesying the correct time that the work and rest from its resulting fatigue will take. He must supplement the instruction card with such sketches, drawings and photographs as will best assist the worker to visualize his work before and during its performance.

Function of Time and Cost Clerk. — The work done by the Time and Cost Clerk calls for accuracy and a love of statistical detail. It will help him if he knows the trades with which he is coöperating, but such knowledge is not absolutely essential. He will be promoted fastest who has a knowledge of the theory of management, coupled with the theory and practice of statistics and accountancy, for the true . . . Read More

Community Reviews

A Great Historical Reference

This book converges three extremely interesting topics: psychology, management, and industrial engineering in a concise summary and a great road map to other thought leaders at the turn of the 20th century. It is a bit dry to read in its scientific prose, and suffers fro

I'm actually reading the Google Books scan of the original 1914 edition.