Scientific Management and the Four Principles of Bureucrasy

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Scientific Management and the Principles Of Bureaucracy Frederick Taylor introduced Scientific Management in the late 1800’s in order to replace informal rule of thumb knowledge where managers guess to take a decision. It’s the systematic study of the relationships between people and the task for the purpose of redesigning the work process for higher efficiency-a measure of how well productivity resources are used in order for an organization to achieve its goals-. The aim is to reduce the time a worker spent on each task by optimizing the way the task was done. The Scientific Management is based on four principles. First it studies the ways jobs are performed now and determine new ways to do them. Gather detailed time and motion information and try different methods to see which is best to apply. Second is to organize the new methods into rules and teach to all workers the new method. Then select workers whose skills match the rules. At the end establish fair levels of performance and pay a premium for higher performance thus workers should benefit
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course MGT mgt101 taught by Professor Andreou during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Adirondack.

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