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Frederick Taylor's "Theory of Scientific Management"
This paper investigates the possible application of Frederick Taylor's "Theory of Scientific Management" to increase productivity in a telecommunications installation company.
# 63425 | 1,560 words | 20 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 25, 2006 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper relates that, the division of labor suggested in Taylor's theory is still extant in American business; in fact, it is undeniably present in businesses, such as telecommunications, that have both inside and outside functions, both executive/managers and a large complement of workers. The author points out that, while Frederick Taylor's ideas, used in their pure form, might have worked well in a pre-human potential movement era of abundant factory work and climbing wages; in today's labor market, they are likely to be counterproductive, unless balanced with a large amount of input from modern labor relations. The paper concludes that Taylor's emphasis on measurement should be simply a tracking tool, not a management hammer; used as such, it can point to the areas in which human/labor relations might need to step in.

Table of Contents
Division of Labor along with Narrow Specialization
Centralized Decision-Making
Proposed Solution

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