is known as the father of scientific management.
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1. a worker's job could be measured with scientific accuracy;
2. workers' characteristics could be selected scientifically and could be developed to investigate the
causes of and solutions to work problems;
3. productivity would be improved through scientific selection of and progressive development of
the worker; and
4. there should be continuing cooperation of management and workers.
1. Prevoyance, or the anticipation of the future and the development of a plan of action to deal with it
• Subordination of the individual interest to the corporate good
• Esprit de corps (a sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as
developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc)
• Initiative
2. Organization of people and materials
• Division of work
• Order
3. Command of the activity among personnel
• Unity of command
• Unity of direction
4. Coordination of the parts of the organization into a unified whole
• Centralization/decentralization
• Stability of tenure of personnel
5. Control
• Authority
through application of rules and procedures
• Discipline
• Scalar chain
• Remuneration
• Equity
•was a German sociologist who developed what was known as the "ideal bureaucracy."
• The ideal bureaucracy includes the concepts of division of labor, authority hierarchy, formal selection, formal rules and regulations, impersonality, and career orientation.
• He recognized that it would be impossible for people to be completely impersonal in their relationships at work, but he believed that impersonality would be optimal and would remove favoritism.
assumes that the desire to work is just as natural as the desire to play or rest, that external control and threat or punishment are not required to achieve organizational objectives because workers are self-motivated, and that the capacity to work creatively to solve problems is widely distributed in the workforce.