scientific management

What is scientific management?
Developed by Frederick Taylor 1911, it is a way to maximize individual efficiency by breaking down each task into very standardized movements
What are the goals of scientific management?
Maximize efficiency, increase production and repeatability.
What process does scientific management utilize to achieve these goals?
- Develop a science of each task
- Select and Train Workers
-Incent workers to execute plan
- Divide responsibility evenly between workers and managers
How would you describe the relationship between a manager and an employee under scientific management?
Manager has all power, dictates expectations of workers by breaking task down into science and distributing sections of task to separate workers.