Getting ahead in industry is an adventureand there aren't many people today who like adventure.... The supervisor who gets ahead must have a basic, materialistic selfish interest in a better life ... and must believe he'll reach his goal if he tries hard enough. The door is still open to initiative.
It is probably safe to say that the best brains of the nation are to be found in industry. This is partly because industry can afford to pay the highest prices for talent, and also because of the training men receive in that field. That this fact is not more apparent is due in part to the reluctance of business men to reveal their accomplishments to the public, and also because they have directed their energies in the past almost exclusively to production problems.
A people, secure in their jobs, taking pride in their work, and sure of just recognition, will help our society grow to new heights. If all industry should adopt an incentive system, the standard of living of all peoples would be quadrupled friction between labor and management would disappear, and the satisfaction of all workers would be greatly enhanced.
The technical progress of industry has been a reflection of our ability to apply increasingly accurate methods of measurement to material things. The art of measuring psychological human dimensions is relatively undeveloped. To all of the complexities of management we must bring to bear infinite patience and persistence, consistency and complete sincerity.