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Work in Modern Society Tueusday/Thursday Modern SOC-3604 1) Why did Human relations theorists criticize Taylorism and develop human relations theory? Briefly discuss and explain? Human relation theorists criticize Taylorism because it is disconnected from the workforce. Human relation theorists criticize Taylorism and developed the human relations theory because they sought to find a more productive way to manage works than to use scientific management theories. “Despite the economic progress brought about in part by Scientific Management, critics were calling attention to the "seamy side of progress," which included severe labor/management conflict, apathy, boredom, and wasted human resources. These concerns lead a number of researchers to examine the discrepancy between how an organization was supposed to work versus how the workers actually behaved. In addition, factors like World War I, developments in psychology (eg. Freud) and later the depression, all brought into question some of the basic assumptions of the Scientific Management School. One of the primary critics of the time, Elton Mayo, claimed that this "alienation" stemmed
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