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What Makes Great Leaders Great by Frank Arnold

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CHAPTER 8

Be Productive

LEARNING FROM

Frederick Winslow Taylor

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There was a time when the findings and conclusions of the “father of scientific managementFrederick Winslow Taylor (1856–1915) were hotly debated in countries throughout the industrialized world. Taylor set out his views in a book published in 1911 titled The Principles of Scientific Management. Those views not only helped to shape mass production, but also for a long time they exerted extensive influence over the organization of labor in the twentieth century. Taylor’s main concern was always how to boost labor productivity. By using time-and-motion studies, he ascertained the most ...

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