Analysis of the Effect of Historical Cultural Changes Relative to the Development of Affordability Excursions to Existing Parametric Cost Models
BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
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This report searches pertinent historical corridors for clues to the effects of historical cultural changes on present day knowledge worker productivity. The search is chronologic and divided into six periods Historic Era Pre-industrialization Era Industrialization Era The Age of Efficiency The Sociologic Era and The Age of Systems. The search finds that humankinds quest for order, knowledge, and happiness is indelibly intertwined with its pursuit of mastery over matter and environment, and greater productivity. The purpose of this research report is to document the results of an analysis of the effects of historical cultural changes on present-day knowledge worker productivity. Because knowledge work and knowledge workers are primarily a product of the latter portion of the 20th century, the historical trace must, of necessity, build on a foundation of manufacturing and manufacturing-related productivity prior to this century. The research focuses on public sector concerns, where possible. Within the public sector, the emphasis is centered on DOD.
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