[Ads-l] Antedating of "Organization Man"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 4 16:08:09 EST 2017


organization man (OED 1956)


1912 _Electric Journal_ July 587 (Google Books)  In the large industiral companies it is peculiarly true that a man does not need to grieve over the fact that he has not his own business.  If he is truly an organization man he will consider himself a part of his company; successes will be viewed with pride and complacency and failures will be a source of sorrow and chagrin.  ... The days of the so called independent man may be numbered but the life of the organization man has just begun.


Fred Shapiro

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