This landmark book not only influenced positively many major manufacturing companies across the globe, but it also set grounds for the first business degree offered by Harvard University back then around 1910. In the book, Taylor simply laid out the fundamentals of scientific management, followed by the principles. He confronted the problems, outlined their underlying reasons, and proposed simple solutions that proved profoundly effective. His well-written words speak to everyone interested in becoming a real manager, a better manager, and truly a scientific manager.
“This paper will show that the underlying philosophy of all of the old systems of management in common use makes it imperative that each workman shall be left with the final responsibility for doing his job practically as he thinks best, with comparatively little help and advice from the management. “ Fordham
“Under Taylor's management system, factories are managed through scientific methods rather than by use of the empirical "rule of thumb" so widely prevalent in the days of the late nineteenth century when F. W. Taylor devised his system and published "Scientific Management" in 1911.” Sky Mark
Written by Peter F. Drucker, “the” best management guru, writer, speaker, and consultant to ever live, it lays all the basics of what management is, how it should be carried out, and in which direction should it be heading. This reference book is an excellent source for any aspiring manager, whether
A half century ago, Peter Drucker put management on the map. Leadership has since pushed it off the map. We are now inundated with stories about the grand successes and even grander failures of the great leaders. But we have yet to come to grips with the simple realities of being
In The Future of Management, Gary Hamel argues that organizations need management innovation now more than ever. Why? The management paradigm of the last century—centered on control and efficiency—no longer suffices in a world where adaptability and creativity drive business success. To thrive in the future, companies must reinvent management.
Good and jovial professional lines of communication should be established both ways between upper and lower levels.