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Title
The coming rediscovery of scientific management: Frederick Winslow Taylor may prove a more useful prophet to our times than we yet recognize, 1976
Creator
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Date Created and/or Issued
1976
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
Fair Use, http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html
Description
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.
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/4542
Language
English
Subject
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
Source
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
Relation
Drucker Archives - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/dac

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