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Free Men for Better Job Performance, Part II

Employee Liberty Is Key to Maximum Productivity

JULY 01, 2007 by C.L. DICKINSON

Recognizing the employee as a tenant with a contract to utilize his own property (skills, talents, etc.) to increase the productivity and enhance the value of the employer's property certainly is not the view now prevailing of the employer-employee relationship.

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Free Men for Better Job Performance ~ Part I

Man Has Property Rights in His Skills, Experience, and Character

JUNE 01, 2007 by C.L. DICKINSON

American industry and its managements have been the world's leaders in management techniques and in productive efficiency. However, there are signs that this leadership may be slipping. Most companies are experiencing Parkinsonism in a mild if not severe form. Decentralization and other techniques have neglected the consideration of individual employees and their ownership and control of the faculties for which they were employed.

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For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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