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Now, in its essence, scientific management involves a complete mental revolution on the part of the workingman engaged in any particular establishment or industry—a complete mental revolution on the part of these men as to their duties toward their work, toward their fellow men, and toward their employees. And it involves the equally complete mental revolution on the part of those on the management’s side-the foreman, the superintendent, the owner of the business, the board of directors—a complete mental revolution on their part as to their duties toward their fellow workers in the management, toward their workmen, and toward all of their daily problems. And without this complete mental revolution on both sides, scientific management does not exist. — Taylor, F. W., 1970, p. 26
Note about the format of Discussions: The Discussions in this course are intended to generate a meaningful conversation among you and your classmates, such as what you would experience in a live classroom. As such, the prompts focus on specific issues related to the weekly topic and assigned readings. Your responses are expected to be fully conceived ideas supported by those Learning Materials and your own experiences or those in the current media/literature.
Post an initial response by answering one of the following two questions and defending your answer (250 words):
- Should Taylor’s ideals influence modern bureaucracy?
- Should Weber’s “ideal-type bureaucracy” influence modern bureaucracy?
The CPA Journal (pre-1986), 45(000002), 16.
Taylor, F. (1975).