As part of a 1950s study dealing with various phases of the impact of mass production on human behaviour, this volume, originally published in 1956 and now a classic of its time examines the technological environment and the foreman within management, from the foreman's point of view. The book presents case-history material, but behind this presentation and controlling it are broad concepts, one of the most important of which is that of a technological work environment. The book relates its study of a segment in American industry to the borader challenges of human relations to work in the modern world.
1. Introduction 2. The Foreman and the Principles of Mass Production 3. The Foreman and the Worker 4. The Foreman and Management 5. The Foreman and Production 6. The Foreman and Quality 7. The Foreman Meets Emergencies 8. A Foreman's Day 9. Profile of a Foreman 10. Mass Production and the Individual 11. Mass Production and the Group 12. The Problem in Perspective.
Originally published between 1956 and 1997, the volume in this set take the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments from the 1950s to the 1990s. They also analyse the emergence of new institutions and systems of labour-management relationships, examine the effects of automotion and technical change, the impact of fluctuations in the market for cars and wage trends. They discuss the car and its role in social, geographical and political change.
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