The Clerk

Canada, 1958

Film
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Episode of Series “Nature of Work”.
This film explores the conflict between what a man (in this case an office clerk) wants from his job and what the company wants from him. It raises the question of how far an industry ought to be expected to go in relieving dull, repetitive work for the sake of employee satisfaction.

Credits

producer

Morten Parker

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:25:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1958

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Nature of Work

Group of items

Nature of Work

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32279

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Clerical occupations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee morale

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee motivation

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Job satisfaction

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Personnel management

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Management - Study and teaching

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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