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Relevance of Taylor's Scientific Management Today?

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Relevance for Today
iryna pahur, Manager, Denmark, Member

Look for McDonalds and Siemens, advertizing companies.

Learning by Doing

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

Scientific Management Contribution and Limitations
Amankwa Prince, Student (University), Ghana, Member

+ 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.

light, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member

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

Measurement is Essential for Control
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Premium Member

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.

Time Studies in Scientific Management
Kwok, Student (Other), Hong Kong, Member


Relevance of Scientific Management Today
Jonathan Dodoo, Student (Other), Member


Taylorism in a Automated World
blake, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member


Taylorism in Today’s Business World
MUGURA WELLINGTON, Accountant, Zimbabwe, Member


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