Scientific Management Pioneers Essay by Agate

Scientific Management Pioneers
An examination of the lives and accomplishments of Lillian Gilbreth, Fredrick Taylor and Charles Bedaux.
# 25082 | 1,887 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2003 in Business (Management) , Engineering (General)

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This paper reviews the life and works of three scientists in the field of scientific management. It evaluates how the three leaders have benefited numerous companies throughout the world and how each pioneer in one way or another has been able to increase productivity by lowering unnecessary unit work loads. It looks at the life of Dr. Lillian Gilbreth, the wife of Frank Gilbreth who was a pioneer in the industrial engineering field. It examines her education and her work in the shadow of her famous husband and against sexual discrimination. Fredrick Taylor is noted for his famed motion studies and his overall work principles have been transported all over the globe. The third scientist is Charles Bedaux who established his first management consultancy firm in Cleveland in 1916 and his work in measuring human energy has provided the basis for many work programs.

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"Frank Gilbreth was most known for his passion for studying efficiency. Gilbreth logically examined how repetitive tasks were performed, such as the movements and motions of sports players, physicians, disabled individuals, and factory workers. He then described methods that a person could do that would enable them to perform the task the "one best way." His theories were designed to save people time through a more efficient use of the body's movements. Much is known about Frank Gilbreth, but his wife Lillian Gilbreth, was also a pioneer in the industrial engineering field as well. Lillian seemed to be in her husbands' shadow, but she herself was also a pioneer of scientific management. "

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