Scientific Management and the Today Organisations

Topics: Management, Scientific management / Pages: 6 (949 words) / Published: Nov 14th, 2014
Management Studies I

29 October 2014

Scientific Management and the today organizations

Coursework I

“Illustrating your analysis with examples, including those from the course syllabus, examples raised in the seminar discussions, and your own private research, discuss the influence of the theory of Scientific Management in the design of the modern organisation, making reference to both its strengths and weaknesses in relation to its impact on organisational design.”

Ana Isabel Narciso da Silva
ID 13001764
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Ana Silva, 13001764

Management Studies I

29 October 2014

The foundation of Taylor’s principles are as applicable today as they were almost a century ago, although the methods he recommended for applying the principles have been improved to a large magnitude. Opening with an introduction to Taylor’s principles of scientific management, the usefulness of his principles for managing modern organisations will be explored and concluding remarks to support the thesis will be presented.

An Introduction to Taylor’s Principles of Scientific Management Scientific Management is based on the ideas of Frederick Taylor who was often viewed as the “Father of scientific management” expected to his major significance on management. Taylor (1919, p.9) deliberated that “The principal objective of management should be to secure maximum prosperity for the employer, coupled with the maximum prosperity for each employee”. This was accomplished through Taylor’s preface of his five principles as to decide the best way to do the job, to find the most appropriate person for the job, to prepare the most suitable person so they are capable to pursue the correct procedure, present financial rewards to maximise



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