The Manifestation Of Frederick Taylor's Theory Of Scientific Management

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Scientific Management
The manifestation of Frederick Taylor's theory of scientific management was a major breakthrough in traditional approach to management process, and employing a healthy degree of scientific management would remedy the problem of low visibility in Google. Scientific Management is an approach that emphasizes 1) A clear division of tasks and responsibilities; 2) determining the “one best way” of performing a task; 3) Scientific selection of best person for the newly designed job; 4) Ensuring workers are trained to perform the job the “one best way”; and 5) Strict surveillance of workers using a hierarchy of authority and close supervision. Organizations using scientific management are defined as “Collectives oriented to the pursuit of specific goals and exhibit formalized structures” (Scott, p. 29). A basic tenet of scientific management was that employees were not highly educated and thus were unable to perform any but the simplest tasks. Thus, Taylor, who advanced the theory, advocated that work should be reduced to a series of routine, predictable and standardized tasks. He also assumed that workers are motivated by money so he introduced payment on a piecework basis as an incentive which would increase productivity. The phrase “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work” was used by Taylor to motivate workers to work harder.
Using scientific management improves Google’s visibility between employees by providing predictability of employee actions. Rules and
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