The Manifestation Of Frederick Taylor's Theory Of Scientific Management

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The manifestation of Frederick Taylor's theory of Scientific Management was a major breakthrough in traditional approaches in the twentieth century, it proposed in enhancing the business economic efficiency by simplifying and optimising organisational tasks with scientific methods which in turn would increase productivity (Taylor, 1911). Taylor’s methods of rigid control of workers to enhance productivity was met with widespread support by industrialists and economists in the USA and Britain. On the contrary Human Relations School of Thought was a movement which saw workers in a different light, instead of viewing them as merely one more cog in the company wheel as Taylor, it asserted that the organisation will prosper as it helps the employee to prosper. Over the course of time the onus has shifted from Taylor’s Scientific Management to Human Relations School of Thought as the dynamic nature of business has led to a change in the mind-set of people and they give more prominence to employee participation and well-being than just financial incentives.

Taylor’s Scientific Management theory which saw huge upsurge in the 1910’s and it facilitated the industrial growth not only in the United States of America but across the world.
His ideas were based on his belief that work was inherently distasteful to most people and employees work only as much is required without being interrogated, this practice is called ‘soldiering’. Workers would go to any lengths to get time off; this
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