As George Eastman built the photographic film manufacturer Eastman Kodak into an industrial giant in the early 20th century, he thought long and hard about how to get the most out of his front-line laborers. He wound up designing a program to ensure that as corporate profits grew, so would people’s pay.
“You can talk about cooperation and good feeling and friendliness from morn to midnight,” Eastman said, “but the thing the worker appreciates is the same thing the man at the helm appreciates –dollars and cents.”
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