This is an article written by Peter Drucker about how Frederick Winslow Taylor has been undervalued and misrepresented. Drucker believes his ideas were ahead of his time, which is why many ignored or did not believe in his methods. According to Drucker some "facts" about Taylor, such as viewing workers with contempt and solely as "machines", inventing the assembly line, and being the father of "classical organization theory", are all actually myths. In this article Taylor is described as focusing more on team work especially between worker and manager, the importance of high wages, and the study of work to maximize efficiency and productivity. Drucker states that although Taylor's writings are not on par with today's ideas, management can still learn a lot from Taylor, just as science has learned from Isaac Newton.
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005 Management science Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915 Organization theory Assembly-line methods Wages Natural resources Steel industry and trade Mayo Clinic Equality Manual workers Productivity
Copy of article: Article on The Coming Rediscovery of Scientific Management, 1976; Courtesy of the Nova Southeastern University Archives; Box 38; Folder 16 The Coming Rediscovery of Scientific Management June 1976; 5 pages