In the last hundred years of industrial advancement, a great deal of scientific progress has been made in the field of efficiency studies. Known as human resources management among those who study these things, the main quest has always been how to control human thoughts and actions so that everything works to the maximum benefit of those who control these human resources. Accordingly, the most 'efficient' system is one that controls the human resources by eliminating the human part and turning them into pure resources. In other words, their ultimate organizational goal is to transform people into things. This is the quest of all efficiency experts and human resources managers and what is commonly called organizational behavior. This book is about the two best historical examples of such 'efficiently-run' resource management.
Management & Computers