Fredrick Taylor View on Processes
Fredrick Taylor was one of the earliest thinkers in the field of business process management and also one of the most controversial figures. Some regard him as the guru who gave the world a new paradigm called scientific management while others (especially labor unions) regard him as the mastermind who created conditions suitable for the exploitation of labor. However these are views on how gains which result from increased productivity be shared between the capitalist owner and the laborers. Regardless of who gets the benefit, Fredrick Taylor can be credited with showing the world a pathway to increase productivity i.e. obtain more and more outputs from the same inputs.
Here are some of the salient features of his theory known as Theory of Scientific Management
Protests against Taylors method call it the machine model. They think that this model reduces labor to a mindless task and stalls the mental development of human beings. Laborers are like the parts in a machine that perform the same task repetitively without thinking. Slightest deviation from adopted best practices are discouraged by negative incentives that have been imposed on them.
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