Using imitation to increase human efficiency in business

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No man was made to live alone. For an individual existence entirely depends on other humans, and apart from others one would fail to become a human; imitation is the greatest factor in the education of the young and a continuous process with all humans. So, therefore, it is best to utilize its power, by setting up a copy of an imitation.

The use of Imitation to increase human efficiency in business

A child brought up by a china man will definitely imitate the sounds he hears. If a boy in a group plays piano, the others will also follow his example. This same remarkable development is seen in the professions and in businesses. If one manufacturer in a given field adopts a new policy in manufacturing or in expanding his trade zone, his other rivals will also straightaway consider plans of doing the same thing. Also in banks, if one bank decides to erect a building for its own use, other banks in the city will begin to do the same.
Imitation can be classified into two classes; we have the voluntary imitation (also called conscious imitation) and the instinctive imitation (also known as suggestive imitation). The voluntary imitation is seen when a peculiar touch hit an individual illusion so that he consciously and deliberately may try to imitate it. While the transmission of yawning, on the other hand, can be said to be instinctive imitation.
Imitation can be assumed not to be voluntary, but that we unconsciously imitate whatever actions happen to catch our attention. For the negative action, the “slowing down” process, we have the greater attraction simply because labor or exertion is naturally distasteful. One such influence or example, therefore, may persuade us more than a dozen positive impulses towards the industry.
Imitation, therefore broadly considered is seen to be of the uttermost importance in every walk of life. The greatest and most important in every walk of life; the greatest and most original genius is in the main creature of imitation. By imitation he reaches the level of knowledge and skill attained by others; and upon this foundation, he builds his structure of original and creative thought, experiment, and achievement. Moreover, he does not imitate at random; but he concentrates his activity on those things and people in the line of his pursuits.
Imitation, consequently, is an imperative factor both in self-development and in the control of groups of individuals. To profit from the instinctive imitation of workers, the employer must control their environment in the office and make sure that the examples of energy and efficiency are numerous enough to catch their attention and establish, as it were, an atmosphere of industry in the place. There are instances in which it would be to the mutual interest of employer and employee to increase the speed of work, but conditions may limit or forbid the use of pacemakers.

The advantage of using imitation to increase human efficiency

In construction work and in some of the industries where there is a minute subdivision of operations and continuity of processes this method of increasing efficiency is very commonly applied. In many factories, however, such an effort to “speed up” production might stir resentment, even among the piece workers, and have an effect exactly opposite to that desired. The alternative, of course, is for the employer to secure unconscious pacemakers by providing incentives for the naturally ambitious men in the way of a premium or bonus system or another reward for unusual efficiency.
To take advantage of their conscious or voluntary imitation, work-people must be provided with examples which appeal to them as admirable and inspire the wish to emulate them. A common application of this principle is seen in the choice of department heads, foremen, and other bosses. Invariably these win promotion by industry, skill, and efficiency greater than that which is displayed by their fellows, or by the all-around supremacy of their trades which enable them to show their less efficient mates how any and all operations should be conducted. Business managers should be more depended upon imitation as one of the great forces in securing a maximum of efficiency, without risking the falling-out or uprising which might follow if the same effect were sought by force or by any method of conscious impulse.


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