F W Taylor from the USA – Scientific management school

F W Taylor from the USA – Scientific management school. Taylorism involved breaking down the components of manual tasks in manufacturing environments, timing each movement (‘time and motion’ studies) so that there could be a proven best way to perform each task. Thus employees could be trained to be ‘first class’ within their job.
This was a scientific system where every task became discrete and specialised. Specialised services are provided in the NHS, and these management techniques could prove useful in these areas, to review productivity.
Key points about Taylor, who is credited with what we now call ‘Taylorism’:
• he was in the scientific management school
• his emphases were on efficiency and productivity
• but he ignored many of the human aspects of employment