ut even in those theories that are beginning to be developed in the 1960s, there is a sense that productivity remains everything.
Critics said his drive for industrial efficiency depleted workers physically and emotionally.
“Well, after a certain point, you’re not gonna get any more.”
consulting engineer in management.
Not good, Curt, not good. It was an incredibly exhausting way to work with somebody else telling you what to do all day, how to move your body.
The first, the large-scale diffusion, up in 1903, when Taylor presented the first paper at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers annual conference
And the idea of efficiency, in a way – the productivity drive that is one of the core characteristics of the U.S. business model in the 20th century – starts becoming a national idea.
I grant you that if this Taylor system is put into operation, as we see it and, as we understand it, it will mean great production in goods and things. But in so far, as man is concerned, it means destruction.”
Taylorism was the antithesis of industrial education.
Gompers then, productivity is not a neutral idea
. For whom do the benefits of productivity flow? Does it go to the owners of capital? Does it go to the workers themselves?
And Taylorism could continue to be spread and to be adopted, not only in the U.S., but also worldwide in the years to come.
t America owes to Taylor a large of incalculable proportion of the immense productivity and high standard of living that began to take hold, as the 19th century became the 20th century
Taylorism didn’t really affect retailing.
, Taylorism took hold in places where labor’s contribution could be, you know, sliced into these tiny slices.
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