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Philosophy of management

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/02/14

“Philosophy of Management” quote by “Clarence Francis”

“You can buy a man’s time, you can buy a man’s physical presence at a certain place, you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day.
But you cannot buy enthusiasm, you cannot buy initiative, you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things.”
— Clarence Francis, Chairman of General Foods

I still think this is a very important quote, as it emphasises the philosophical difference between buy and earn.

Even the top managers or self employed people should show these aspects, despite not having an organisational manager above them: in those cases they earn it for themselves to be a better person.

Some argue that these values are intrinsic. That is true, however expressing those values does not just happen. It needs attention.

It is about people after all.


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