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A Question of Teamwork

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Il n'en tient qu'à vous
French version
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Length (feet): 
1800 (35mm); 730 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, Betacam, VHS.
"The importance of teamwork between worker and management in industry. Complaints from workers and diminishing production force management to seek solutions to their problems. They enlist the help of a labour relations consultant. The diagnosis: lack of motivation among the workers."

"L'importance d'une équipe de travail entre travailleurs et dirigeants d'une industrie. Les plaintes des travailleurs et le ralentissement de la production forcent la direction à trouver une solution ; ils engagent un consultant en relation de travail. Le diagnostic : un manque de motivation."


Online Database (National Film Board of Canada).
"A film on labor-management relations which suggests causes and remedies for a lack of teamwork in industry. In a large industrial plant working relations have deteriorated to an extent where manager and foreman recognize that something must be done. A labor relations expert is called in, conducts an impersonal survey and points out ways in which both employee morale and working conditions could be improved. Acting on his suggestions, management and labor initiate a program which brings positive results."

"Dans l'industrie comme ailleurs la collaboration entre patrons et ouvriers est étroitement liée à la productivité. Des problèmes difficiles à résoudre peuvent toutefois se poser : absence de motivation de la part des travailleurs, conditions de travail médiocres, objectifs de rendement trop exigeants, défectuosités de l'outillage... On fait alors appel à expert qui étudie la situation et recommande la création d'un comité mixte."