Scientific Management

Frederick Taylor is considered the father of Scientific Management. Back in the late 1890’s he realized that by studying the movements of workers he could find the best methodology to do certain tasks. Then management could set things up to optimize efficiency’s, train the employees properly and increase productivity

Sadly, in 2016 many businesses still don’t do this properly. Due to lack of processes and lack of training, organizations continue to operate inefficiently and ineffectively.

There is a lot that can be learned from Taylor’s teachings but also things that should be avoided. One of his reasons for creating the processes is his belief that most of the workers were too stupid to make any decisions for themselves. While that isn’t true, putting people in a position to allow them to make better decisions does make a lot of sense.

Scientific Management, maybe some day it will catch on.

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