Frederick Winslow Taylor And Henri Fayol

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In this essay I will be choosing two management theorists and finding similarities and differences in their works in the field of management. The two theorist I have chosen to go with are Fredrick Winslow Taylor and Henri Fayol. In my opinion personally I think these people contributed hugely to the management field. Frederick Winslow Taylor was responsible for “Scientific Management” where it is concerned with the development of one best way of performing a task through the application of scientific methods. Frederick Taylor is known as the "father of scientific management." Taylor began work at the age of 18 as an apprentice to a pattern maker, and as a machinist. He later joined the Midvale Steel Company as a laborer rising in eight years…show more content…
Taylor believed that there should be an equal division of the work and the responsibility between the management and the workmen. He thought that those in management should do the tasks for which they were best equipped i.e managers would therefore direct what work had to be completed and the workers would cary out this demand.(1) Henri Fayol thought the same in one of his principles as well. Henri believed that everyone should divide work into specialised tasks and assign responsibility to individuals just like Taylor did , assigning the people that were good at a certain task to perform that task. The benefits of “division of labour” would mean more would be produced with less effort thus leading to both parties ( employees and employers ) being happy. Employers getting more output and reducing costs by improved efficiency and employees receiving more wages because of more goods being produced.(1)As a result of this now we can safely say that there is a comparison between Frederick Taylors and Henri Fayol’s contribution to…show more content…
With Taylorism the work of every man is planned out for them , how they should complete the task is outlined for them and the time limit allowed to carry out the task is also told to the employees. If the employee completed their task before the time limit they can expect a bonus of 30%-100% to their wages(2). With Taylor emphasising the link between worker effort and monetary reward, Taylor assumed that people are motivated solely by money. Scientific Management dramatically improved productivity and efficiency in manufacturing organisations and because of that gained world-wide acceptance(1). On the other hand Fayol believed employees should have freedom and discretion when it comes to work and this allows employees feel more responsible because they are thinking for themselves if need be instead of following guidelines set out like the employees which were working under ‘Taylorism’(1).Fayol considered the “freedom to propose and execute” to be key aspects of initiative that were essential to subordinate satisfaction(3). This highlights a huge difference between Taylor and Fayol. All Taylor was focused on was increasing output and didn't care about the well being of the employee while Fayol’s concern was on the well being of the employee because
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