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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Teagle, Walter Clark

Teagle, Walter Clark (1878–1962)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
923 words

...Oil, Teagle pushed aggressively for overseas business, opening up new oil fields in Venezuela, Indonesia and Persia, and turning the former subsidiary into a major worldwide oil producer in its own right. Internally, he achieved two important reforms. First, he moved quickly to dispel the extremely hostile relations that had developed between workers and management at Jersey Standard, raising wages and setting up works consultation committees which would allows workers to both air grievances and make suggestions for improvements. Although this measure of...

Etzioni, Amitai

Etzioni, Amitai (1929)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
2,153 words

...these could be reduced, for they were built into the very nature of the organization. The human relations approach argued that most labour/management problems might be solved through better communications. A rumour of mass layoffs demoralizes work on the shop floor until it is dispelled. What, asked Etzioni, happens if the rumour is true? Conflicting interests in the workplace were a reality, and recognizing them was the key to resolving them, or at least mitigating their effects. These themes also appear in The Active Society , published in 1968 , which...

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