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Training as a Factor in Industrial Relations

DR. DALE YODER | September 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

Assumptions are always important in any statement with respect to industrial relations. The observations which are included here are based upon the assumptions that (1) we are a" agreed upon the desirability of seeking maximum efficiency in the utilization of our human resources—maximum efficiency con-sistent with the careful conservation of those resources; (2) that while our present system of private and public ownership and the spe-cialization of management is not perfect, it has more closely approximated this objective than any other system, so that we want to preserve and improve it.

We Are Progressing Why

September 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

"The officers of the American Society of Training Directors ought to go on the air at least once a week to brief all the folks inter-ested in business and industrial training in regard to the fast moving developments, the progress, real and potential, in the services of the American Society of Training Directors." The occasion for this declaration was the fact that we had just returned from an 8000 mile motor trip.

The Use of Sound Recordings

ALLEN H. TYLER | July 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

The following is an analysis of the types of sounds that can be recorded for use in training and a summary of the uses to which these re-cordings can be put. The heading of each sec-tion indicates the type of sound to be recorded.

The Supervisor and Wage Incentives

W. VAN LEWEN | July 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

What is the supervisor's responsibility to the wage incentive program 1 Does it include the responsibility for rate setting, for standing on the manufacturing floor with a stop watch, putting pencil marks on a time study form? This has been tried before, early in the history of time study. When the idea first occurred of paying a man for the amount of work he performed, the question arose "Who is to de-termine how long it takes to do a job so that management will know how much to pay?" In almost every case, management assumed that this time could best be determined by the man who knew most about the job.

The Research Approach to Training

WILLIAM MCGEHEE | May 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

I have reached two conclusions, based not °nly on a study of industrial training but also on experience in the field, that lead me to a willing discussion of this subject. First, I am convinced that, with few and infrequent ex-ceptions, little use has been made of a re-search approach in the development of indus-trial training programs in America.

The Presidents Column May 1948

R.L.Packard | May 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

Those of us who were privileged to delve deeply into some of the substantial contributions of the great thinkers throughout the ages—Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, McDougall, Freud. Watson and the like—consciously and sub-consciously realize the profound impressions they made upon our neural makeup. Our personalities have been greatly conditioned through such media as well as numerous other environmental or realistic conditions of our time and experience.

A Balanced Work Force

O. M. Aders | March 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

Perfect Circlc began to have an inkling of •he vast potentialities of a balanced work foice when the sudden release from war pres-Sl"t s started a series of readjustments all along the line. I urnover figures, always a barometer, were attracting a lot of uneasy attention.

Training Scientific Personnel

William Oncken | March 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

1 hose of you who have read the recent re-poit of the Presidents Scientific Research oard will recall a number of significant find-mgs, of which some are of special interest to raining^ organizations in Federal and indus-Ia' sc'( n''fic and technological establish-ments. I have selected three for your partic- " ar atten'i°n which have important training implications.

Annual Conference Successful

March 01, 1948 | TD Magazine Archive

A heavy schedule was the order of the day for the five hundred men and women who at-tended the fourth annual conference in St. Louis, March 4-6. The opening session, which heard NAF President B. A. Hodapp, Presi-dent Packard and conference committee members introduce the conference theme, was followed by two and a half days of well planned and excellently attended meetings.

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