Our Silent Monitors

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition catalogue


    The Factory Floor has its origins in the Industrial Revolution, a period of massive growth in manufacturing that changed how Britain worked.

    At the start of the 19th Century, Robert Owen was at the forefront of this change. When Owen became a partner at the New Lanark Mill – the largest cotton factory in Scotland – discipline among his workers was poor and management was enforced through verbal and physical abuse. He believed in a more compassionate approach and introduced a new way to monitor and improve performance. He called it the Silent Monitor.
    Original languageEnglish
    Media of outputOther
    Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2017
    EventDundee Design Festival - Our Silent Monitors - West Ward Works Guthrie Street Dundee DD1 5BR, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 25 May 201729 May 2017


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