Thriving in the Net-Work Era
MARCH 19, 2012
Before industrialization, work was local or industry meant cottage-industry. About three hundred years ago, work became an organizational matter. Factories require groups of people working together. Clocks measure working hours instead of the sun. Frederick Taylor uses time-and-motion studies to find the one best way to do individual pieces of work. That works when the world is stable, and things remain the same over time.