Classical Theory And Classical Management Theory

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Classical Management Theory originated in the late 19th century however it became widely popular in the first half of the 20th century. During this period, business and organizations were trying to solve issues such as reducing costs, worker relations, and increase productivity and efficiency. Additionally, many businesses and organization found themselves trying to deal with employees who did not speak English. You can say this theory came about as a means to try and find the “best” solution or way to preform and manage tasks. This theory is designed in a structural hierarchy with three (3) levels of management; top-level management such as board of directors, middle management who assist with establishing the goings-on of the supervisors and the lowest level would be the supervisors who are responsible for getting the job and tasks completed. Classical Management Theory
The classical management theory could be defined as the theory that relies on the management principals of balancing authority and responsibility, the separation of labor, and the interactions between managers and subordinates. The classical management theory, was established during the Industrial Revolution around the time from 1900 's to the mid-1930. Throughout this period, the classical theories of organization started to materialize. This theory believes that employees have simply economical and physical needs, and their social needs and job-satisfaction moreover do not exist or are…
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