Efficiency's dark side

Tortola, Jane Olszeski
April 2007
Progressive Grocer;4/15/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the importance of taking calculated risks to achieving success in business, according to Larry McCurry, a retired Unilever executive. In essence, an efficiency-based business model, according to McCurry, forces employers to treat their people as a variable cost rather than a valuable asset. McCurry stresses that the food business, like so many others, is a people business. Specifically, he is talking about employee relations and development.


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