Essay about Scientific Management and the Today Organisations

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Management Studies I

29 October 2014

Scientific Management and the today organizations

Coursework I

“Illustrating your analysis with examples, including those from the course syllabus, examples raised in the seminar discussions, and your own private research, discuss the influence of the theory of Scientific Management in the design of the modern organisation, making reference to both its strengths and weaknesses in relation to its impact on organisational design.”

Ana Isabel Narciso da Silva
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Ana Silva, 13001764

Management Studies I

29 October 2014

The foundation of
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Scientific Management in Modern Organisations Scientific Management introduced in the 1800’s though its influence can still be seen in today’s modern organisations. Taylor’s authority can be seen in the fast food industry as
McDonald’s and KFC restaurants where the effectiveness of employees reflects the profit of the organisation (Bell & Martin, 2012).
The way that McDonald’s use the production line to arrange the food is redolent of scientific management. As an example the preparation of a standard “Mac Meal” where a specific employee cooks the meat in a particular time; other employees provide the bun, salad, drinks, fries and packaging. All the process will take less than two minutes from frozen, showing the employees skills given in that area.
Furthermore, fast food employees are fully trained and aware of all regulations including how to operate machinery (McDonald’s, 2012) this certificate that employees are comfortable, successful and efficient.
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Ana Silva, 13001764

Management Studies I

29 October 2014

Plus, Call Centres are popular to follow scientific management models. Management in call centres oversees and control what their employees do and say, that raise productivity and diminish the time wasted. Likewise, Toyota also demonstrate influences of scientific management through their main principles.

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