Lec02-06-handout slides - Engineering Management Theory...

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1 Engineering Management Theory Lecture 2 September 5, 2006 Taylor Review • Scientific Management • Combined div of labor, skill level • True cooperation: honest wages for a fair day’s work • Set efficiency mentality and productivity improvements Hawthorne Experiments • Hawthorne Plant in Cicero, IL • 22,000 employees • Era of change • Leading edge of benefits package
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2 Hawthorne Experiments • Illumination Test – Promote the use of artificial lighting – Productivity Light Bulb – Conditions of experiment Illumination Test Results Productivity Time (Light Intensity) Illumination Test • Results • Conclusions
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3 Hawthorne Experiments • Phase 1 – Relay Assembly Test Room – 5 assemblers and 1 layout operator – 9hrs 5 ½ days – Log Sheet – Daily history record – Monitored closely Hawthorne Experiments • Different conditions – Regular dept –Te s t room – Special group pay – 2 x 5 min rests
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