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Hedonistic Management

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4-1968 8:00 AM

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Why another paper on management? Cr why another theory of management? Because the state of the management art is not coping with the rising frustration index of the knowledge workers, the people who work with data. As more sophisticated systems are developed, automation, computer applications, and cybernetics develop, we humans are threatened by incessant change. The frustration index soars when the interfaces between, contractors on the Apollo program dictate either enforced idleness or at least pursuit of mark-time or catch-up work of much lower motivational appeal than the mission. Even a stretch out in schedule can lower morale. M'any a technician, engineer or office worker will be enthusiastically motivated to perform a simple task to meet the launch schedule. Take the heat off, and the same person regards the same task as beneath his capability. Then feet drag and mouths run, helping to lower morale.

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Apr 1st, 8:00 AM

Hedonistic Management

Why another paper on management? Cr why another theory of management? Because the state of the management art is not coping with the rising frustration index of the knowledge workers, the people who work with data. As more sophisticated systems are developed, automation, computer applications, and cybernetics develop, we humans are threatened by incessant change. The frustration index soars when the interfaces between, contractors on the Apollo program dictate either enforced idleness or at least pursuit of mark-time or catch-up work of much lower motivational appeal than the mission. Even a stretch out in schedule can lower morale. M'any a technician, engineer or office worker will be enthusiastically motivated to perform a simple task to meet the launch schedule. Take the heat off, and the same person regards the same task as beneath his capability. Then feet drag and mouths run, helping to lower morale.

 

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