Relevance of Taylor's Scientific Management Today?

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  iryna pahur
Manager, Denmark

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Taylorism still works for the SME's in their developing stage. Scientific management for poor and new born organizations.

  Amankwa Prince
Student (University), Ghana

Scientific Management Contribution and Limitations

+ Contribution to efficient production methods,
+ Leading to a major global increase of standard of living.
Limitations are:
- Taylorism can easily be abused to exploit human beings.
- Conflicts with labour unions
- Mechanistic. Treating people as machines.

Student (University), United Kingdom


I believe the answer is in Fayol's Four Steps (see in the summary)... At least that what I got from my own research...

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Measurement is Essential for Control

Taylor was a very practical person. His emphasis on measurement rather than just experience is still valid and applicable in all fields.
There can be no control without measurement. The way to control is where it got misused but control per se is not a bad word.

Student (Other), Hong Kong

Time Studies in Scientific Management

I recall that Taylor used time studies for the fir (...)

  Jonathan Dodoo
Student (Other)

Relevance of Scientific Management Today

Taylor view is still relevant in the 21st century (...)

Student (University), United Kingdom

Taylorism in a Automated World

Taylorism might not have much use in a flat manage (...)

Accountant, Zimbabwe

Taylorism in Today’s Business World

I think Taylorism is limited in its application in (...)


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