Published on August 9th, 2016 | by Tom Firehill0
Paid to take a break
Henry Ford had a different approach to paying some of his employees of the giant car company everyone has heard of. He paid them…for not working!
How did that work? At one of Henry Ford’s car factories, there was an unusual work crew. They repaired the assembly line, but only got paid for the time they spent in the recreation room.
As soon as the red breakdown light lit up, the device counting the money earned stopped. Why? Firstly, this made sure that they always quickly and effectively made the repairs in order to return to the recreation room sooner.
Secondly, they always performed their work with care, to make sure they wouldn’t have to do the repairs again and leave the room once more.
That’s why fords’ are still smiling to this day