Classical and Humanist Management Theories Essay

1669 Words Jun 18th, 2012 7 Pages
Final essay
“Classical and humanist management theories have had a major influenced on modern theories of leadership. Making effective use of appropriate models and theories critically examine whether this is actually the case.”

Civilization is the product of those who came before us. The evolution of today’s modern management thinking has grown and developed since nineteenth century and flourished during twentieth. The twentieth century is just part of revolution management theory which started from classical theory, ranging to human relation approaches and last flourishing now. Management theory is out coming result of the interdisciplinary efforts of many people. Today the new modern theories of leadership, come up based on
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Taylor bring a success and to economic standpoints. Productivity met improvement because of his methods.
After Scientific management come Human Relations Movement with Elton Mayo's experiences in the Hawthorne Works Experiments.
Mayo’s theory met success; his impacts were the creation of the industrial engineering.
Max Weber – Bureaucracy come after Mayo’s scientific management. Max Weber believed that civilization was changing to pursue technically best outcomes at the outflow of emotional or humanistic content. Weber did not advocate bureaucracy; indeed, his writings show a strong caution for its excesses:
"…the more fully realized, the more bureaucracy "depersonalizes" itself, i.e., the more completely it succeeds in achieving the exclusion of love, hatred, and every purely personal, especially irrational and incalculable, feeling from the execution of official tasks"
While Weber was basically a spectator rather than a stylish, it is pure that his forecasts have come true. His principles of an…