THE increasing stringency of the labour position and the ever more searching demands upon the man-power and woman-power of Great Britain are steadily driving home the lesson that the central problem in efficient production is that of securing effective co-operation. That problem is encountered in the munition factories, in the shipyards and in transport ; it is the dominant factor in solving the important problem of absenteeism. The true secret of the high production-levels of 1940 lies less in the long hours worked than in the spirit of the workers. The whole nation had been lifted to a level which made for effective co-operation and high morale.
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RELATION OF CO-OPERATION TO MORALE. Nature 150, 669–671 (1942). https://doi.org/10.1038/150669a0