Scientific Management Taylorism, Abuse of Scientific Management

Frederick Winslow Taylor is a controversial figure in management history. His innovations in industrial engineering, particularly in time and motion studies, paid off in dramatic improvements in productivity. Under Taylor’s management system, factories are managed through scientific methods rather than by use of the empirical “rule of thumb” so widely prevalent in the days of the late nineteenth century when F. W. Taylor devised his system and published “Scientific Management” in 1911.

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Author: Vincenzo Sandrone

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Scientific Management Taylorism, Abuse of Scientific Management