William Henry Leffingwell
William Henry Leffingwell (1876-1934) was an American management author, and the founder of National Office Management Association. He was trained as a stenographer and "applied scientific management to the office."
Throughout the 1920s, Leffingwell was a key figure in the Taylor Society.
Along with F.W. Taylor, Lyndall Urwick, and others, Leffingwell was subjected to attack by Harry Braverman in Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century (1974).
- William Henry Leffingwell, Making the office pay; tested office plans, methods, and systems that make for better results from everyday routine, A. W. Shaw company, 1918.
- William Henry Leffingwell, rw00leff The automatic letterwriter and dictation system, A. W. Shaw Company, 1919.
- William Henry Leffingwell, Office Management - Principles and Practice, London: A. W. Shaw Company, 1925.
- William Henry Leffingwell, A Textbook of Office Management. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc, 1932.
- William Henry Leffingwell and Edwin Marshall Robinson, Textbook of Off ice Management, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1943.
- Kanigel, Robert. "Taylor-made.(19th-century efficiency expert Frederick Taylor)" (PDF). Gale Group. p. 4. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
- Braverman, Harry (January 1998). Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century. New York: Monthly Review Press. ISBN 0-85345-940-1.
- Lyndall Urwick, The Golden Book of Management: A Historical Record of the Life and Work of Seventy Pioneers (1956)
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