The evolution of management theory - Sept 30

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The evolution of management theory The evolution of management thought - A summary - Classical approach (1880-1920) - human relations approach (1930’s) -contemporary approaches (1950-1980’s) -emerging practices (1990’s – 2000’s) ***Discuss the evolution of management thought ***The classical approach – systemic management - Adam smith – 1776 – the wealth of nations – advocate of systematization (effectiveness, division of labour, productivity, efficiency) - focused on the definition of duties and responsibilities -led to scientific management ***The classical approach – scientific management - basic question: How can management increase the level of worker productivety and modivation scientific management - E.W taylor -philosophy -the 3 S’s (standardize (break the job down into it’s finest elements), Specialization (equipment that does nothing but dry ..ect), simplify( you do it as simply as possible) -The S as the incentive (pay) -the piece rate system (the first wave incentive program existed – quota) The benefits of taylor’s work - traditional thinking to scientific analysis -productivity did inprove! The problems of Taylor’s work -oversimplification -failed to realize; influence of group norms, social needs, and pressures, ect Measurement time motion -Frank Gilbreath - The one best way to perform a job
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  • Fall '10
  • Management, The Wealth of Nations, scientific management, Hawthorne Plant Studies, ***The classical approach, scientific management ***The, modivation scientific management

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