Scientific management

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Scientific management, also called Taylorism, was a theory of management that analyzed and synthesized workflows. Its main objective was improving economic efficiency, especially labor productivity. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply science to the engineering of processes and to management. Its development began with Frederick Winslow Taylor in the 1880s and 1890s within the manufacturing industries. Its peak of influence came in the 1910s; by the 1920s, it was still influential but had begun an era of competition and syncretism with opposing or complementary ideas.

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In the article series "The Gospel of Efficiency" in The American Magazine from March-May 1911, Taylor presented about a dozen foreman of scientific management (with image), In the following gallery they are marked with asterisk (*):

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