Another Look at a Historical Foundation of HRD: F.R. Roethlisberger’s Foreman Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2006
Julia Storberg-Walker, North Carolina State University Laura Bierema, University of Georgia
Keywords: Human relations, Roethlisberger, F.R., poststructural analysis
F.R. Roethlisberger has been recognized as the ”father” of the human relations period of management. Historically, this period was seen as a move towards more humanism in the workplace. This manuscript presents a poststructural analysis of a classic management text from this period. Findings and implications for HRD are presented.