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Is a traditional American term for restriction of output by employees which entered the social science lexicon following its use by F. W. Taylor in his writing on scientific management. Taylor attributed ‘soldiering’ to the ‘natural indolence’ of employees, and his system of scientific management was designed to eradicate the problem by transferring control over work organization to professional managers and instituting incentive schemes to encourage high and sustained levels of effort.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.


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