The Scientific Management of Taylor

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FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW [pic] Newcastle Business School IRHR1001 Tutorial Assignment Submission ������ Student Name (as in attendance list): HuangHe ������ Student number: C3156275 Fin number: G1044664W ������ Tutorial Group: B2 ������ Date of submission: 27/09/2012 Introduction Taylor used valuable knowledge into work practice, as the appearance of scientific management, the productivity of all the developed countries increased nearly 50 times (Zuo, 2007). In the meanwhile, whether the scientific management is suitable for modern age has sparked much debate. Some people…show more content…
However, when it comes to the spirit of innovation, it is seem that this rationalized rigidity of roles and functions form a barrier to carry out the plan on higher level. (Marshall, 1919cite in Maqbool, Zakariya & Paracha, 2011 ). Marshall (1919) argued that the specialized engineers were controlled by the managers and plans and they pay most attention to the operation and the immediate outcome instead of the strategic perspectives. Secondly, Locke (1982) agreed with Taylor that money is what the worker wants most was not entirely misguided. However, Oswald (2000) mentioned that the reason of shopfloor recalcitrance in the form is not simply of his tropical interest. Moreover, bonus systems grabbed the attention of human beings and lead them to be Materialistic. (Maqbool, Zakariya & Paracha, 2011cited in Florence, 1924)Therefore, the problem about job-hopping of competent employees is not uncommon. As result, "Employees who are only there for the paycheck are likely to “jump ship” more often than employees who actually enjoy their work"(Skylergreene ,2012).Lastly, with respect to authoritarianism, Taylor considered that the role of manager will not control by someone who is uneducated, unskilled that the Taylor
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