Business Methods- Taylorism

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This is a system of scientific management. It analyed the workplace to see how the workers could work to maximum efficiency.

Each job within a factory is broken down to see which are essential and which are not

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Taylor's four priciples of scientific management

1. Replace working by comon snce and habits and use the scientific method to study work and see what the most efficient way to perform tasks was

2. Match workers to jobs based on their capability and the train them to work at maximum efficiency

3. Monitor the workers to see if they are using the most efficient ways of working if not provide instructors on how to do it

4. Ensure that managers spend their time planning and training which will allow workers to spend more time to perform tasks efficiently

(Maximum Efficiency)

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Fair pay, fair work

'A fair day's pay for a fair day's work'

Taylor believed all workers were motivated by money so he promoted the idea that if a worker did not achieve enough in a day they did not derserve to be paid as much as a worker who was highly productive

Henry Ford had introduced mass production of cars; he used Taylor's methods but took them further by using machines to replace some of the tasks performed by workers

In Ford's factories the sociological department used to ensure that people worked

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In many cases Taylor's methods were effective. The more efficient a workplace was, the goods were produced and therefroe more money made

Taylorism in a pure sense isn't practiced much today but it is still important. It introduced systematic selection and training procedure and it provided a way to study workplaces efficiency.

This was generally done through the use of time and motion studies

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