Belles on Their Toes Themes

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Economy of Motion

Both Frank and Lily built careers around the economy of motion. This is how they ran their household. The children were raised to get the most result out of each motion to a point where they knew how to soap up in the quickest manner to save time while bathing.

At this point in history, the motion studies were pivotal because they helped increase production in the work force. Lillian had a hard time getting people to take her seriously until she came up with a blueprint for an efficient kitchen. Since she was a woman, people listened to her when it came to the kitchen, even thought she only knew how to cook one dish herself.

She started a school in her home, teaching about the studies. Another way she taught about motion study was by going around and lecturing at schools and colleges. The...

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