Preface to the First Edition


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Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition". . . if then, the care as to the state of your inanimate machines can produce such beneficial results, what may not be expected if you devote equal attention to your employees (your living machines) which are far more wonderfully constructed? When you have a thorough understanding, you shall acquire a right knowledge of them . . . you will become conscious of their real value, and you will readily be induced to turn your thoughts more frequently from your inanimate to your living machines."These are the words of Robert Owen written in 1813. They were true in 1813 and they are true today.The question remains, however, "Has business heeded these words?" I've heard hundreds of business leaders say things like, "Our people are our most important resource." In spite of that…
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Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D.,: Bringing Out the Best in People. Preface to the First Edition, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000), AccessEngineering Export