employees

A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on certainty, company, employees, family, life, privacy, and reputation

Membership in the IBM family exacted certain standards of conduct. The reputation of the company was in the hands of everyone who worked for it, Watson insisted. Therefore, his employees were warned against doing anything, even in their private lives, which would be to the discredit of the organization.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on business, employees, leadership, philosophy, profit, and words

Put First Things First! These four words cover an entire philosophy which can be applied with profit by every business leader, by every executive and by every employee.

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

Source: Thomas J. Watson in Men–Minutes–Money, a Collection of Excerpts from Talks . . .

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A Quote by Thomas J. Watson on company, employees, experience, justice, and mistakes

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?

Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)

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A Quote by Steven Wright on employees

How come you don't ever hear about gruntled employees? And who has been diss-ing them anyhow?

Steven Wright (1955 -)

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on death, employees, relatives, and work

In Japan, employees occasionally work themselves to death. It's called Karoshi. I don't want that to happen to anybody in my department. The trick is to take a break as soon as you see a bright light and hear dead relatives beckon.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: Dilbert's manager from The Dilbert Principle, 1996

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A Quote by S. F. Bowser on employees and god

Inscription in lobby of the S. F. Bowser & Co. office building, Fort Wayne, Ind.: I acknowledge God's great help in all things, of which this splendid office is one. One which all our office employees can enjoy. God help us to be grateful.

S. F. Bowser

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A Quote by Paul Garrett on beginning, business, defeat, employees, good, intention, managers, and security

Unless a business can stay in the black over the long term, averaging the bad years with good, it cannot sustain itself. A manager may have laudable social intentions of providing security for his employees, better products at lower prices for his customers. But if he cannot keep the business going in realizing these intentions he is defeated before he begins.

Paul Garrett

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A Quote by Martin L. Gross on employees and privacy

Nominally, there is one executive for every eight [federal] employees, a ratio that would bankrupt many private industries.

Martin L. Gross

Source: The Government Racket, 1992

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A Quote by Dr. Laurence J. Peter on employees and incompetence

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Laurence Peter (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by John A. Challenger on business, direction, employees, jobs, learning, management, managers, needs, opportunity, proof, skill, and technology

Today's newest breed of employee is the self-manager. These workers are the ones who survived the recent. waves of downsizing, both by seeking and capitalizing, on new opportunities and by learning new skills. Because these employees increasingly possess the skills and technological tools to supervise themselves-individually or in teams-they are eliminating the need for layers of management. More executives will soon find their jobs redundant, while self-managing frontline workers become highly valued and virtually fire-proof. Everyone should strive to become self-managed. It is clearly the direction business is taking.

John A. Challenger

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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