Discipline: Giving Orders

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Main contributors
United States Navy, Division of Personnel Supervision and Management; United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics; Atlas Educational Film Company
U.S. Navy training film intended to instruct managers how to maintain workplace discipline effectively. Dramatic scenarios contrast ineffective managerial styles with better approaches. Stresses the importance of disciplining a worker properly and giving orders clearly. Shows the results obtained in an office where emphasis is placed on gaining the workers' confidence. Narration states that "we are engaged in a war in which time is a weapon." Women clerical workers are shown gossiping until their boss enters the room, as the narrator points out that "hours are wasted in every day of the year" in many workplaces. The film shows that the remedy for this waste is to maintain discipline, and recommends that "a good supervisor steers a course between harshness and leniency."
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (13 min., 42 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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