The Principles of Scientific Management

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Harper, 1911 - 144 pages
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This is a management classic that is actually a short booklet. It is Taylor's key statement of his approach to developing standards for work performance on the basis of study and observation as opposed to a reliance on standard "rules of thumb."
 

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Page 20 - For example, the records containing the data used under scientific management in an ordinary machine-shop fill thousands of pages. Perhaps the most prominent single element in modern scientific management is ...the task idea. The work of every workman is fully planned out by the management at least one day in advance, , and each man receives in most cases complete
Page 9 - principal object of management should be to secure the maximum prosperity for the employer, coupled with the maximum prosperity for each employe". The words "maximum prosperity" are used, in their broad sense, to mean not only large dividends for the company or owner, but the
Page 9 - every branch of the business to its highest state of excellence, so that the prosperity may be permanent. In the same way maximum prosperity for each employe" means not only higher wages than are usually received by men of his class, but, of more importance still, it also means the development of each man to his state
Page 122 - 1 First. The development of a true science. Second. The scientific selection of the workman. Third. His scientific education and development. Fourth. Intimate friendly cooperation between the management and the men. the necessity for individually studying each machine and placing it in perfect order, all take time, but the faster these elements of the work are studied and
Page 100 - a broad-nosed cutting tool. (E) Whether a copious stream of water or other cooling medium is used on the tool. The proportion is as 1 for tool running dry to 1.41 for tool cooled by a copious stream of water. (F) The depth of the cut. The proportion is as 1 with
Page 132 - is fast going by for the great personal or individual achievement of any one man standing alone and without the help of those around him. And the time is coming when all great things will be done by that type
Page 80 - (the pay per day remaining the same); and with each shortening of the working day the output increased instead of diminishing. The change from the old to the scientific method in this department was made under the direction of Mr. Sanford E. Thompson, perhaps the most experienced man in motion and time study in this country,
Page 51 - is that he shall be so stupid and so phlegmatic that,' he more nearly resembles in his mental make-up
Page 35 - 12^ tons, at which rate the work was then being done. And it was further our duty to see that this work was done without bringing on a strike among the men, without any quarrel with the men, and to see that the men were happier and better contented when loading at the new rate of 47 tons than they were when loading at the old rate of
Page 25 - 12| tons, at which rate the work was then being done. And it was further our duty to see that this work was done without bringing on a strike among the men, without any quarrel with the men, and to see that the men were happier and better contented when loading at the new rate of 47 tons than they were when loading at the old rate of

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