Henry Gantt 's Life And Achievements

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This paper asks the question of why is Henry Gantt, a man who lived in the early 20th century still to this day considered a management pioneer. In order to address the question this paper gives an overview of Henry Gantt’s life and achievements then analyzes of his achievements and how they affected the field of management. Henry Gantt had a brilliant scientific approach to management which he used to further the field. The results of his work while not earth shattering are significant to the field of management thus making Henry Gantt a management pioneer.

Summary Henry Gantt was born to his parents Virgil Gantt and Mary Gantt in Calvery County Maryland on May 20th, 1861. From his humble upbringing Gantt jumped right into school and graduated from Mcdonogh School with a Bachelor’s degree in 1878. In pursuit of an even higher level of education Gantt went on to attend and graduate from John Hopkins University and the Stevens Institute of Technology, where he received a master’s degree in Engineering. Upon completing his education Gantt returned to the Mcdonogh School where he worked as a teacher until 1887. Gantt taught for three years but his mind wandered elsewhere so in 1887 Gantt struck out from Maryland and joined the Midvale Steel Company in Philadelphia. Gantt’s friend and manager at Midvale Steel, Frederick Taylor realized Gantt’s potential and involved him in several high level infrastructure projects. During his work Gantt started to develop his…
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