RE: Workplace issues

Subject: RE: Workplace issues
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: <nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:59:16 -0700

> From: nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il

> Edwin Land the Polaroid man, by the way,
> said that if you hire ordinary people and
> give them comfortable salaries, job security,
> and a challenge, not only will they will meet
> the challenge but they will do work you would
> have thought only born geniuses could. Land
> said that this works for a company of up to
> a hundred people. Asked how to achieve the
> same effect in a bigger company, he said he
> had no idea.

This philosophy seems similar to the concepts behind William Edwards
Deming's philosophy of management for productivity that contributed to Total
Quality Management. TQM has been successfully employed by large
corporations, but it seems to have limits when there are major market
shifts. It also requires cooperation from all employees, so individuality of
people can get a little lost and some people may not enjoy that sort of work

Land's philosophy is also similar to the management used in small start-up
companies during the dot-com era (that's only 10 years ago, so "era"?).
This philosophy seems to require a lot of luck and opportunity for its



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