MANAGEMENT: Employers Are Guilty

Robert Wood Johnson is a big businessman who rarely talks like one. When he does talk, the board chairman of Johnson & Johnson (surgical dressings) tells businessmen what they don't like to hear.

At a luncheon of the American Management Association last week, Johnson once more made them squirm. Said he: "Employers are guilty. We stand convicted at the bar of public opinion of crimes in the field of human engineering. ... In the mind of the man in the street, management is condemned."

Management's main crime, according to Johnson, is "executive myopia ... a disease of those with high rank ......

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