Over Efficiency

… in the 1930s in Flint it was the work pace and company arbitrariness, not wages, which led workers to occupy the plants and to join the UAW. An auto worker of the thirties whose name is lost to history spoke perhaps for the auto workers of the nineties when he said, “I ain’t got no kick on wages, I just don’t like to be drove.”


Plaid Sheep - 2017-12-28 12:28:32-0500

Came up in random reading about efficiency and Demming.

Andrey Sigurnjak - 2017-12-28 14:47:00-0500

What a waste of human resource 😔

Plaid Sheep - 2017-12-28 16:36:00-0500

I’m always torn. I find pleasure in optimising my work, optimising stuff is fun for me. On the other hand, I have yet to see an optmisation project not turn into a managerial enforcement of inane KPIs.

It’s a Catch-22: you can’t make meaningful change without tracking metrics, politically minded individuals will always game the numbers of any metric.


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