Managing the Machines: Frederick Winslow Taylor

Your initial post is due by Wednesday, follow-up response posts are due by Sunday.


Step 1

Carefully read pages in Chapter 22.1 concerning “Managing the Machines. Also read the Primary Source document written by Taylor in 1896 that follows this instruction.

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Step 2

Consider the 3 questions found below concerning the question, “Managing the Machines: Frederick Winslow Taylor” for your initial posting in a discussion format (do not repeat the questions) by Wednesday of this Week.

a. What were the benefits of Taylor’s system over the ordinary piece rate system? Do you see any flaws in the advantages he states?

b. What distinguished a modern manager from his “old-school” counterpart? Explain.

c. Are his methods still used in modern America? Give a reasons or an examples.

IT MUST BY IN YOUR OWN WORDS, with a word count of 150 to 250 words. I send written work through originality check software. Adhere to proper spelling and grammar rules.

Make sure to express your thoughts in a thoughtful, meaningful way. Use Word spell check before submitting your work. Excess misspelling/grammar errors or generally sloppy work will result in point deduction.

Step 3

Respond to 2 fellow student posts. These postings should also be meaningful in at least 75 to 100 words. Answers such as, “I agree”, “Sounds good”, etc. are unacceptable and will result in a deduction of total possible points for this exercise.

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