Sunday, 15 April 2012

Minimum wage - maximum layoffs

Here is an argument against the minimum wage - in the context of scientific management or 'factory' style productivity. It's simple when so described. Now consider what's happening with your organisation's 'performance management' scheme. Usually, the important 'factors' are complete baloney - so minimum wage could get rid of really important employees just as much as the so-called less 'productive' employees. But you know what, I don't like doing business with organisations where the staff have no time for me as a customer. I like businesses that employ sincere and engaged people who want to do their best for the person they're serving. They're not necessarily the 'high productivity' types but they'll get repeat business out of me. Isn't it about time we stopped all this pseudo scientific/Taylorist BS in business?

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