Name: Gipa, Lianne Gemima C.
Section: IE 2104
Subject: IOM
Write three (3) paragraphs explaining the concept of Scientific Management
Over a hundred years ago, a man named Frederick Winslow Taylor
introduced a revolutionary idea relating on how to run a business effectively
and efficiently that forever changed the way employers view their people and
organization, and this idea is now we called Scientific Management Theory.
The premise of this theory is that the key to improving labor productivity and
expertise in performance lies within the administration and the systematic
management that runs the organization. The scientific management approach
is associated with the belief that the application of science principles in all
aspects of work, worker, and workplace would enhance performance and
To understand the idea better, Taylor explicated that in order to meet
the goals of your business in much reduced time frame, the manager, the
labor, and the workers must all conspire together. He developed the idea that
breaking down tasks and simplifying them would increase the amount
produce and would lessen the time required. In relation to this, he also
believed that dividing the activities into smaller parts would determine the
most efficient way of doing it. He suggested that the organizations must hire
people whose skill level is well suited for the job that they want to be done,
and proposed that the organization must monitor and provide training for their
workers to the job in a standardized and specific way.
While Taylor’s Scientific Management theory clinged more to output
and worker’s capacity, the Gilbreth’s further studies about this management
approach is more concerned with the worker’s welfare. Instead of reducing
the process time, the Gilbreths focused on reducing the motions involved
while doing work to promote the interest and comfort of employees. Even
though both studies were introduced in the 1900s, the influence of the
scientific management theory is still relevant and utilized today. Though not
explicitly, its principles are still observed in some management measures
used in today’s organizations such as organizational charts, performance
evaluations, quality measurements, and production goals.