Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Workin' Nine to Five

Part Three: Next we will examine the relationship of time management, problem solving, strategic planning and critical thinking and the industrial worker.

The industrial worker is keenly aware of time management. For the industrial worker, time rules supreme. Time away from the task is detrimental to the final product and negatively impacts the paycheck. Strategic planning and critical thinking are the domain of the management team. If the strategy impacts the industrial worker, it is often without her consent. The industrial worker will deal with a problem that directly relates to his ability to perform the task, but cannot see or has no desire to solve a global problem. When creating the industrial age, did we educate our workers to avoid thinking for themselves?

Note: the final part of this series will conclude with a discussion of the same skills and how they relate to the knowledge worker.

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