Differences Between Abraham Maslow And Frederick Winslow Taylor

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For our management principles assignment we were asked to complete an assignment on two managers from a list of six, we were to compare and contrast the two managers. Through brainstorming and various research I decided to compare and contrast between Abraham Maslow and Frederick Winslow Taylor.
‘The term management refers to the process of getting things done, effectively and efficiently, through and with other people, managers have primary activities in which they must perform. Management processes include planning, organizing, staffing directing and controlling’ (Robbins & DeCenzo, 2001)

Abraham Maslow (1908-1970): Background to Management
Abraham Maslow was born in Brooklyn in the year 1908 and he grew up there. He was the 1st of 7 children and he worked very hard in school with his parents putting him under extreme pressure as they wanted him to be successful. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he studied psychology. Maslow received his BA in 1930, his MA in 1931 and his PhD in 1934. While in Wisconsin he spent a fraction of time working with Harry Harlow while they completed experiments with baby monkeys and their relationship with human behaviour. Maslow also began to teach in Brooklyn College, in his time teaching he came into contact with the many European scholars that were coming to the US to study. Maslow’s time studying psychology and teaching he gained a competent knowledge of humans and their psyche which gave him a better perspective of

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