New Answer

To the overworked question of what-holds-back-defense-production, Alvin Earl Dodd, American Management Association president, last week gave a perspicacious answer. His answer: too many of 1941's executives and workers got their training in the Backward Thirties when the brakes were on initiative, the emphasis on managerial conservatism. But now the loudest cry is for dynamic expansion, more output, more speed. For many a man-at-the-wheel this hairpin turn has been too much; now time is lost while they try to regain the road.

Some Dodd remarks (in his annual report to 4,380 A.M.A. members):

> "We [the managers] have developed many leisurely...

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