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Introduction to Professional Management

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Discussion Questions:


1) What are the primay attributes of meaningful work...and which three of these are of most critical importance to you?

2) What accounts for the fact that there is such a workplace imperative for greater efficiency? What more fundamental values give rise to this imperative?

3) How is meaningful work related to the concept of organizational efficiency?

4) In what way is Frederick Taylor correct in what he says? In what ways is he incorrect? What evidence do you have to support these judgments?

5) If you were to contribute a story to Studs Terkel's book Working, what would be the key elements of this story?


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