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  1. > He believes the changes in work that reduced the importance of financial incentives was the replacement of rule-following routine work with work that requires creativity. I suggest that another factor was that in 1900, work often required muscle-power that consumed almost as much energy as a worker could afford to feed himself.

    A good point. I recall that when Taylor visited the Carnegie steelworks and measured his worker to get values for how much coal or steel they could be moving, he got a very high value than the workers were averaging – and the worker couldn’t come in the next day because of physical inability.

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