MANAGEMENT: Stop the Clock

The Parker Pen Co. threw out the time clock at its Janesville, Wis. plant last week, told its 1,000 workers to fill in their own timecards and hand them to a foreman. The new system eliminates three or four minutes lost by each employee while waiting in line mornings and evenings in front of the time clock. Added President Kenneth Parker, the old time clock was an "unnecessary nuisance and a form of regimentation. We think the psychological effects will be good."

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