Image from page 137 of “The efficient man” (1914)
Title: The efficient man
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: West, Thomas D. (Thomas Dyson), 1851-1915
Subjects: Success Employee motivation Industrial efficiency Personnel management
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Gardner Printing Co.
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries
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d all other work to strengthenthe sinew and quicken right thinking. That which doesotherwise will take care of itself. With these fields oflabor all amply supplied with efficient, sensible men,women would not, as today, be called upon to usurp thework of man in order that she may live. We especially make mention here of the great necessityfor youths to be schooled in right thinking, that they mayobtain business ideas of lifes affairs, and that they maybe broken, if possible, of any disposition that would re-tard a demand for their services in their minor, adult oryoung-old years. Characteristics they should be especiallybroken of are treated in chapter XXXI. ■1 SAMPLE OP MODERN TRAINING 133 Period of Mans Greatest Impelling Instinct to Becomea Worker or Loiterer The author believes he can foresee research beingmade to discover at what period in life the instinct to bethe worker or the loiterer is the greatest in human beings,l^^rom his observation lie lias to conclude that it exists
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What, dad! Me mow the lawn? Well, I should say not!Fig. 17. THE IMPOTENT PARENT from the age of three up to twelve years old. He feelspretty confident that when minors reached the age seenin the above cartoon of The Impotent Parent, that fewwould want to waste any time watching for the instinctto be a worker to exhibit itself. The parent whowill take an interest in keeping the child steadily em-ployed doing something light of a constructivenature, during, these young years will rarely find it aloiterer or loafer afterwards. The child will always bebusv at something-, but whether its hours of activitv 134 THE EFFICIENT MAN is chiefly work or play will still depend very much on theparents efforts to guide it in the one or other direction.If we cause the minor to be a worker he will as an adultgenerally be the same. The question of instinct is interestingly and instruc-tively brought to our attention through Spaldings expe-riences with chicks. It is stated by Prof. Geo. M. Strat-ton, of
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