Scientific Management Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Scientific Management
Examines theories of Douglas McGregor (Theory X) and Frederick Taylor and argues that management has not changed as much as believed.
# 14787 | 2,025 words | 13 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2003 in Business (Management)


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"Introduction
Over the past 30 years, much attention has been focused on new ways of managing people in the workplace. Personnel departments have given way to human resource departments, increased resources have been devoted to training, and managers have been schooled in diversity management, handling sexual situations in the workplace, and in providing a work environment which meets the human needs of workers. The workplace which was once defined by strict hierarchical structure has given way to "flat" organizations and, according to many press reports, increased participation by workers in decisions. Union membership is falling, the number of entrepreneurs is increasing and indications appear to be that scientific management and Theory X management is no longer in favor. But beneath the seminars and reports in ..."

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