MANAGEMENT: Something Special

In Houston last week, employees of the Prudential Insurance Co. of America happily inspected their new 21-story, $9,000,000 office building; it seemed more like a country club than a place to work.

Stenographers typed in air-conditioned comfort; when they wanted a breather, they strolled into an airy lounge with an outside wall of glass, and sank into deep and comfortable modern chairs. At noon, the 1,200 employees all had a free three-course meal (main course: roast beef) in a spacious cafeteria; afterward, they could stroll along shady paths through 27½ landscaped acres...

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