Workers at Ford factory could not cope with the stress of working on assembly line. How did Henry Ford recover the workers?

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  • At first, workers at the Ford factory were unable to cope with the stress of working on assembly lines in which they could not control the pace of work. So they quit in large numbers.
  • In desperation, Ford doubled the daily wages to $ 5 in Jan. 1914. At the same time he banned trade unions from operating in his plants.
  • Henry Ford recovered the high wage by repeatedly speeding up the production line and forcing workers to work even harder.
  • So much so, he would soon described his decision to double the daily wage as the ‘best cost¬cutting decision’ he had ever made.