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Monday, May 4, 2009


Classical Viewpoint is divided into three parts:
1. Scientific management
2. Bureaucratic management
3. Administrative management

Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) was the first nationally known management thinker. His “Taylorism” or “scientific management” was a major contribution to business operations as we know them today.

a. Taylor developed scientific management to counter the problem of soldiering by workers—deliberately working below full capacity.
b. Taylor pioneered the time-and-motion study, where by a work task is broken down into its various motions, is improved by eliminating unnecessary motions, and then the motions timed to determine optimal daily production.
c. Through his four principles of scientific management, Taylor advocated scientific study of the task to find the best work method rather than relying on traditional methods handed down from one worker to another.
d. Taylor successfully implemented his theory at Bethlehem Steel in two famous studies involving shoveling and pig-iron handling.
e. Although real and imagined abuses or misuses of scientific management occurred. Taylor’s strong support of science and his redefining the role of managers remains his primary contribution to management theory.

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