scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,540
Assignment 1 Management Theories Scott Straughan Investigate the development of management as a theory and discipline Asses the relevance of these theories to modern day managers and identify the key management skills that will be of importance to the manager of the millennium For the purpose of this essay modern day manager shall mean managers of the present day Management skills are skills that managers need to be good at there work In this essay I will be investigating management theories at the start of this century then looking at the progression of management up until the present day this will include research carried out by a number of people which gave growth to HRM as we know it today I will then identify key management skills in these theories and assess their relevance to todays management I will also identify the management skills required in todays workforce At the turn of the century there were a lot of important developments in management Oil companies standard oil trust and us steel the first 1 billion dollar company were rapidly expanding Smaller and medium sized companies had to improve efficiency in order to survive against the big giants Frederick Winslow Taylor 1856-1915 began to look at the measurement of work he broke down each task to find out how long it would take he then planned ahead for numbers of workers wanted and what training they would need he then decided what wages the workers were worth accordingly to what they accomplished At the same time Henry ford 1896-1947 reduced his chassis assembly time from twelve and a half hours to ninety three minutes through using these methods Managers were starting to plan ahead more to increase efficiency as competition increased researchers began to look at other ways of improving
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA