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Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor

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Frederick Winslow
Taylor
By: Clarisa Bartol
Brief Story

\ue000Born on March 20, 1856
\ue000An American mechanical engineer
\ue000Began his career as the first management

theorist, consultant, and "guru\u201d
\ue000His direct observations of men at work led him
to develop what we would call "motivation" theory
\ue000His theories on management would be
promoted worldwide
\ue000 Died March 21, 1915
The Problem:
Workers were inefficient because:
3.

Workers tended to ration their work load or
work less than they could, because working
faster and harder would mean that there would
be less or no work to do in the future.

4.

Management failed to structure work effectively and to provide appropriate incentives.

(Notion of what is "a fair day's work for a fair day's
pay" was arbitrary)
(This was figured before the establishment of the
minimum wage)

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