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Scientific management, as defined by Frederic W. Taylor (1856-1917), initiated from the premise of the inability of "ordinary" management to grasp the productive capacity of workers.
Management proved inadequate to utilise human resources effectively in order to better production, and thereupon was solely reliant on the initiative and expertise of the workforce to do so.
Taylor's insight was a redefinition of the role of management in the production process. Applying scientific methodology to work management would result, according to him, into improved worker performance and the adaptation of labour to the needs of capitalism (all in favour of management).
In practice,… Read more