American instruction and assistance are being offered under the terms of a 5-year contract between the United States and Chinese governments, with a renewal clause. At Shanghai, there has recently been opened a school for 800 Chinese naval recruits and this also is under United States guidance. Plans are being made for a Chinese naval academy in Shanghai which will have a student body of 400 midshipmen.Here's an incident he liked to mention:
The LST's 1017, 1050, and 1075, on their cruise, put in at Shanghai where Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek were received aboard.He mentioned it because he was off shift and sleeping at the time, so missed the chance to meet the Generalissimo. The Training Journal is packed full of good teaching methods.
Permit the men who are assigned to upkeep of guns, hoists, and so forth, regardless of their rate, to act as instructors. When a man works hard to keep a piece of equipment he likes to tell others the details. Prepare the trainee. Make him anxious to learn the job. Show him the importance of knowing it. Usually, simply telling a man that he must learn something fails to generate the kind of willingness desired.The whole thing in one short list:
a. Analyze the duties of each man in the team. b. Instruct the individuals as described in on-the-job training. c. Put the team through a “dry run” of the operation slowly and without pressure. d. Drill for greater speed and accuracy. Emphasize correct procedures in early drills and increase emphasis on speed as drills progress. e. Try actual performance. Set the goal for performance at perfection.On the dot. Note especially the constant recognition that people WANT TO WORK and ENJOY DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. Modern teachers and employers ignore this fact, assuming that people are passive inanimate objects that must be pushed and shoved around like piles of sand. = = = = = Observation: In general the military did a better job of running a Natural Law enterprise than our corporations. Lifetime LOYALTY was expected and CREATED by treating the employees, both feathered and featherless, with respect. In return, lifetime SECURITY was given. A human or pigeon who served well would be cared for after retirement. A few corporations followed Natural Law. As I've tiresomely repeated, NCR, Weston, Conoco, Ford, and Elgin were notable examples. After 1946 we handed off this model to Korea and Japan and abandoned it here, returning to the NYC model of "freedom", which means starvation. Every stage in our subsequent DEvolution has gone farther in the same direction. LBOs and mergers stripped the bilateral relations, the soul, from smaller companies. Innovative Disruption and the Gig racket disconnected the last tenuous remnants of the bilateral contract. Most Gig workers are unpaid or negatively paid. You're expected to "run your own company", which means you need to fulfill all the Environmental and Diversity compliances and pay your own taxes and MANDATORY "health" care, but you don't get any benefits in return. And now the lockdown has finished the process. All skilled workers "coincidentally" fall into the non-essential category, and gig workers are the most non-essential of all.
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