Taylor Vs Weber Essay

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All throughout history management Theorists have attempted to get the best and most efficient use out of labour, managers and employees, as well as their equipment through observation and experimentation. In many cases management theorists have stumbled upon many of their ideas by accident while working. Management history can be traced back to around 4000BC, in Egypt, as those who created the pyramids would have had some concept of management skills. Two of the most influential theorists of the late nineteenth century, and early twentieth century are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) and Max Weber (1864-1920). Many of the ideas these two theorists thought up are still in use today, but to a different extent. Some of both Weber and Taylor's …show more content…
Taylor’s fourth principal, “There is an almost equal divison of the work and the responsibility between the management and the workmen” (Taylor 1911) . Taylor has touched on the management process of delegation used in companies today. This is where managers assign tasks for their employees to do so as to allivate the burden of work on them or on others. Weber, also wanted to reduce the workload amongst co-workers, as his first feature of his Bureaucracy was known as the division of labour, also known as specialisation. This is where certain workers perform the same smaller tasks over and over again(Alanis Business Academy, 02:55) . Doing the same and similar tasks, would in my oppion would make them experts in that job. This would lead to better quality goods, or services being produced. Both Taylor and Weber’s are similar in the sense that both men’s structures provide for the splitting of work between the workers. This would increase efficiency and equity, workers would not feel swamped with the amount of work that has to be completed, and as everybody has a share of the responsibility, pressure on one worker is

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