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Measurement of Responsibility

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The Measurement of Responsibility was commissioned in part by the government and in part by a large industrial concern of the time, known as the Glacier Metal Company who employed many people at all levels. In this pioneering work Jaques introduces concepts familiar to modern good management practice, of the beneficial effects of an organisation's awareness of individuals and human relations in the workplace. Keeping independent and impartial, Jaques interviewed all levels at staff at the Glacier Metal Company to discover in depth what people thought and felt about various aspects of life at work.

This book deals centrally with one of the issues researched namely, what makes for a fair day's pay for a fair day's work? In his search for an objective way of measuring what salary should be accorded to what types of job, Jaques considered the wider issues of grading, selection, promotion and : how a wage and salary structure is arrived at by industry; how someone's ability can be assessed so as to ensure that they have work appropriate to that ability; the need for stabilising principles when making internal workplace arrangements, whilst making allowance for the changes that occur in people and the work that has been done.

Book Condition : Good : Blue cloth hardback : ex-company library; covers show signs of wear along all edges; slight bumping and denting; cloth of covers rubbed with a few fairly mild marks; silver titling largely intact and quite bright; old library number at spine and small company stamp to inside of front board; the pastedowns and, less so, the free endpapers show a scattering of very mild foxing but no foxing found elsewhere; the inside pages are yellowed but in good order; the binding is secure and sound. Ex-Company Library. Bookseller Inventory 001042

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Jaques, Elliott
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Edition:
1st (1956)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, 1956
Title:
Measurement of Responsibility

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The Measurement of Responsibility was commissioned in part by the government and in part by a large industrial concern of the time, known as the Glacier Metal Company who employed many people at all levels. In this pioneering work Jaques introduces concepts familiar to modern good management practice, of the beneficial effects of an organisation's awareness of individuals and human relations in the workplace. Keeping independent and impartial, Jaques interviewed all levels at staff at the Glacier Metal Company to discover in depth what people thought and felt about various aspects of life at work.

This book deals centrally with one of the issues researched namely, what makes for a fair day's pay for a fair day's work? In his search for an objective way of measuring what salary should be accorded to what types of job, Jaques considered the wider issues of grading, selection, promotion and : how a wage and salary structure is arrived at by industry; how someone's ability can be assessed so as to ensure that they have work appropriate to that ability; the need for stabilising principles when making internal workplace arrangements, whilst making allowance for the changes that occur in people and the work that has been done.

Book Condition : Good : Blue cloth hardback : ex-company library; covers show signs of wear along all edges; slight bumping and denting; cloth of covers rubbed with a few fairly mild marks; silver titling largely intact and quite bright; old library number at spine and small company stamp to inside of front board; the pastedowns and, less so, the free endpapers show a scattering of very mild foxing but no foxing found elsewhere; the inside pages are yellowed but in good order; the binding is secure and sound. Ex-Company Library. Bookseller Inventory 001042

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Jaques, Elliott
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Edition:
1st (1956)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Tavistock Publications Ltd., London, 1956
Title:
Measurement of Responsibility

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