Although it is accepted that the scientific management enables the management to put resources to it

Although it is accepted that the scientific management enables the management to put resources to it

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Although it is accepted that the scientific management enables the management to put resources to its best possible use and manner, yet it has not been spared of severe criticism. Workers Viewpoint 1. Unemployment - Workers feel that management reduces employment opportunities from them through replacement of men by machines and by increasing human productivity less workers are needed to do work leading to chucking out from their jobs. 2. Exploitation - Workers feel they are exploited as they are not given due share in increasing profits which is due to their increased productivity. Wages do not rise in proportion as rise in production. Wage payment creates uncertainty & insecurity (beyond a standard output, there is no increase in wage rate). 3. Monotony - Due to excessive specialization the workers are not able to take initiative on their own. Their status is reduced to being mere cogs in wheel. Jobs
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Unformatted text preview: become dull. Workers loose interest in jobs and derive little pleasure from work. 4. Weakening of Trade Union -To everything is fixed & predetermined by management. So it leaves no room for trade unions to bargain as everything is standardized, standard output, standard working conditions, standard time etc. This further weakens trade unions, creates a rift between efficient & in efficient workers according to their wages. 5. Over speeding -the scientific management lays standard output, time so they have to rush up and finish the work in time. These have adverse effect on health of workers. The workers speed up to that standard output, so scientific management drives the workers to rush towards output and finish work in standard time....
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course MANAGEMENT mg101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '09 term at Montgomery.

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Although it is accepted that the scientific management enables the management to put resources to it

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