Office Management: Principles and Practice

Front Cover
A. W. Shaw Company, 1926 - Efficiency, Industrial - 850 pages
 

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 216 - In curves representing a series of observations, it is advisable, whenever possible, to indicate clearly on the diagram all the points representing the separate observations.
Page 196 - ... in almost all of the mechanic arts the science which underlies each act of each workman is so great and amounts to so much that the workman who is best suited to actually doing the work is incapable of fully understanding this science, without the guidance and help of those who are working with him or over him...
Page 320 - ... escape from the stifling heat. Clothing was soon stripped off. Breathing became difficult. There were vain onslaughts on the windows; there were vain efforts to force the door. Thirst grew intolerable and there were ravings for the water which the guards passed in between the bars, not from feelings of mercy, but only to witness in ghoulish glee the added struggles for impossible relief. Ungovernable confusion and turmoil and riot soon reigned. Men became delirious. If any found sufficient room...
Page 65 - ... that this work be done by experts as competent to do it as were those who originally framed the standard. Standards adopted and protected in this way produce the best that is known at any one time. Standardization practiced in this way is a constant invitation to experimentation and...
Page 808 - A Large Daily Task. Each man in the establishment, high or low, should daily have a clearly defined task laid out before him. This task should not in the least degree be vague or indefinite, but should be circumscribed carefully and completely, and should not be easy to accomplish.
Page 808 - Each man in the establishment, high or low, should daily have a clearly defined task laid out before him. This task should not in the least degree be vague nor indefinite, but should be circumscribed carefully and completely, and should not be easy to accomplish.
Page 217 - Lines 2/4-inch apart are sufficient to guide the eye. 21. Make curves with much broader lines than the co-ordinate ruling so that the curves may be clearly distinguished from the background. 22. Whenever possible have a vertical line of the co-ordinate ruling for each point plotted on a curve so that the vertical lines may show the frequency of the data observations. 23. If there are not too many curves drawn in one field it is desirable to show at the top of the chart the figures representing the...
Page 653 - JW Schereschewsky found that in a total of 2,906 garment workers only 743 or a little over 25 per cent. had bilateral normal vision; 17 per cent. having normal vision in one eye, with the other...
Page 325 - With the forms of work and lengths of period used, we find that when an individual is urged to do his best he does as much, and does it as well, and improves as rapidly, in a hot, humid, stale, and stagnant air condition (86 F., 80 per cent.
Page 216 - For curves drawn on arithmetically ruled paper, the vertical scale, whenever, possible, should be so selected that the zero line will show on the chart. 14. The zero line of the vertical scale for a curve should be a much broader line than the average co-ordinate lines. 15. If the zero line of the vertical scale cannot be shown at the bottom of a curve chart, the bottom line should be a slightly wavy line indicating that the field has been broken off and does not reach to zero.

Bibliographic information