A Kinda Harman Kardon

“Workers of the world forgive me.”
Graffito on the bust of Karl Marx in Bucharest in 1990.

Here’s an interesting article from this week’s Economist (Are Sidney Harman and his kind the answer to America Inc’s woes?) about the management style of Sidney Harman, founder of Harman International (i.e. maker of Harman Kardon stereo equipment among other things). It seems the idea of improving business productivity by attending to the workers might be making a come back.