Management Theorist: Frederick Winslow Taylor

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This paper describes on one of the famous management theorist Frederick Winslow Taylor, who introduced to society about the scientific management theories. This method was established a hundred years ago in 1911 early stage by Taylor in his work place. This article critically discusses about Taylor’s early stage, background, education, and his contribution to management theory, practice and society.
Frederick Winslow Taylor was born in 20th March 1856 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a lawyer’s family. He studied in France and Germany for 2 years and ultimately transferred to the Europe in 1872. Taylor’s family encouraged him to become a lawyer like his father. He works hard and passed his Harvard law exam with honors. …show more content…

During Taylor’s scientific management come up to the society, the most of organizations and individuals were interest and used his concept in their working environment. In fact that most of countries in west region and USA overcome with Taylor’s scientific management technique. Simultaneously, it helps to improve productivity of the workman and their wages. Taylor’s approaches further developed by some of the management theorist like Gilbreth, Gantt, and Emerson in that time. It’s made new scientific management culture in working environment and facilitates to improve time and motion studies, production planning and control in the society.
Taylor had met Frank Gilbreth first time in December 1907 and discussed about their similar thought to share each other to the improvement of productivity in the trade business. Basically, Taylor focused on time study in the industrial market and Gilbreth concentrated on motion study techniques. Taylor studied about Gilbreth’s motion study and realized that his technique very interesting, but not straight forward and wide scope like his scientific management.
Gilbreth used simple trial and error methods in his motion study. While working on his job as a bricklayer, he realized and observed that each workman reach their work different way. Some of them were very much focused on their job and competence than other workers. After that, he analyzed their motion

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