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IntroductionIn the past the man has been first in the future the system must be first Taylor 1911 p5 Frederick Winslow Taylor a capitalist the father of scientific management and almost a century after he has passed on his approaches are still very much alive and adopted by many organizations It illustrates an impact on how highly influential his scientific management works are However there are various strengths and limitations about his approach which would be discussed further in this report It would cover soldiering scientific principles and an analysis on whether Fordism and Toyota has relevance in the 21st centurySoldieringTaylor flawed working styles at Midvale Steel Works he coined this poor working habit Systemic Soldiering intentionally being lazy and not working at their full potential Copley 1923 Scientific PrinciplesTaylors obsession for efficiencies attributed 4 scientific management principles to improve workflowsFirstly replacing Rule of Thumb is a scientific study of their tasks compared to traditional methods based on estimation Boddewyn 1961 Rule of Thumb suggests only reporting to a superior compared to an array of different superiors He failed to take into consideration that having too many bureaucratic procedures might lead to conflicting instructions causing confusions to the workmen who werent as intelligent as Taylor mentionedThis phenomenon is usually seen at workplaces with a large organisational structure when information is being verbally passed down the hierarchy as it gets misinterpreted Secondly Taylor believed in scientifically picking employees by providing them with training and development instead of leaving them in their own capacity to perform tasks Boddewyn 1961 Illustrated by the inspection of bicycle balls at Symonds Rolling Machine Company the concept of cost accounting may have been contributed by systematic checks The downside is that unskilled jobs vanished and underperformers were fired In addition he did not take into consideration whether the girls who were below expectations were prosperous with the piece rate system Wrege Hodgetts 2000 They might have been paid a
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