Frederick Taylor’s Scientific Management developed out of his desire to improve labor productivity by analyzing and developing a better workflow process. According to Frederick Taylor, “ The principal object of management should be to secure the maximum prosperity for the employer, coupled with the maximum prosperity for each employee” . (Pugh & Hickson p.102) The words, "maximum prosperity" mean as in the broader sense, as if to say- not only large dividends for the company or owner, but the development of every branch of the business to its highest possible state of excellence, in order that prosperity may be shared and permanent. Taylor’s method consisted of 4 principles: replace old work methods with methods based on a scientific study of the task at hand, use a scientific approach to selecting, training and developing the best person for each job, utilize managers and supervisors to give each worker detailed instructions in order that the task is completely in a scientific way, and divide work between workers and manager, Managers would then apply scientific management principals to
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- Fall '08
- Management, Discussion , Frederick Taylor, maximum prosperity