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It s a lot of ages which to my mind is a good thing but unfortunately for a biography it s a great machinists book and for a machinists book it s a great biography aaa amazing sharp writing incredible stories combines technical and historicalgeneral interest lots of connections to other good books This was an interesting and rewarding sojourn into an arena of human experience of which I had little to no knowledge of I might have gone 5 stars but it was slow in The Pearl Thief places androbably could have stood some editing and a few diagrams would have helped immensely If asked who Frederick Winslow Taylor was I would surely have drawn a blank Turns out he was the driving force inventor might be the wrong term of the discipline of scientific management which I also had not heard of To make a long story very short he may have been the first guy to use a stopwatch to time workers in their daily tasks so called time studies somewhere in the early 1880s at the Midvale Steel Works in Philadelphia This small beginning led to a revolution in the work Healthier Together place that continues to this day Whether that was a good or bad thing is debated at some length in theages of this thorough biography It seemed almost too thorough at times with a long descriptions of his childhood family travels in Europe But it is all to a The Haunting of Sunshine Girl purpose in bringing out a man aeriod and Routledge Library Editions place that would give rise to what was eventually called Taylorism There is so much here in the superbly researched work literary references the Depression of 1873 methods of steel making and cutting early trials at other industrial sites fierce debates on the nature andurpose of work and the role of science in society The latter is Crisis in Bethlehem particularly apropos of today as the tendency to worship science seems to be a recurring and increasing theme of our time The imprimatur of science was used back in the Taylor era to justify all sorts of conclusions about the nature of work Onage 473 he uotes Taylor This gentlemen is the beginning of the great mental revolution which results in a sort of worker and social utopia always beware of The Return of the Twelves peopleromising that This mental revolution reuired a radical change in viewpoint one absolutely essential to the existence of scientific management the sovereignty of science Both sides must recognize as essential the substitution of exact scientific investigation and knowledge for the old individual judgement or opinion in all matters bearing on work Bow down and Dizzy Jimmy pay obeisance to Science Since most of us work at something it may make you rethink your own work or anything you ve ever done Interesting Very detailed book and a tough read Taylor was an important guy Modern management is lousy with his concepts now twice translated exported into Japan in the early 1900s and imported back to the western world since the 1980s The concepts have remained unchanged Scientific management Efficiency above all Time studies Standardisation Centralisation Large back office supporting as few workers asossible And absolutely stripping all agency and autonomy from the worker All this was gifted to us by Taylor and his disciples in the early 20th century All dissenting voices were suashed with the onset of the two world wars when driving the Warmachine at any cost became an obligation for allThing is without Taylor Taylorism would have still existed under a different name Assign Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) profit as the most important measure of success andeople will find a way to make rofit at any human cost Taylorism is the link between communism and capitalism responsible for the rise of corporatism and the Godzilla sized management industry we see today Taylor s seudo scientism has seemingly infected every career industry and Grammar by Diagram profession Even managers are now managed by the same uantitative measures as the workers Taylorism is ubiuitous As Taylor said In theast the man has been first in the future the system must be first And so it isThis book is great though Kanigel is fairly biased against Taylor not a Murder Maker problem for me and confusingly jumps back and forth. A young man named Frederick Winslow Taylor chose a factory over Harvard and his decision has made all the difference in the world as we know it todayUsing what he'd learned as an apprentice in a machine shop Taylor forged his industrialhi.
In time during the last few years of Taylor s life This is a biography of Frederick Winslow Taylor the father of scientific management and نشانیها perhaps the best known founder of modern management theory It is easy to stereotype Taylor whose reputation has suffered at the hands of subseuent gurus ranging from human relations theorists to Marxists who criticize Taylorism and FordismKanigel s book is very well done and is good at locating Taylor as an articulate engineer who stumbled onto the business scene when large companies were scaling up to large volume factory work and Taylor had some useful ideas to sell The book also brings out that Taylor was known for his technicalrowess as well and was influential for his innovations in welding as well as managementTaylor was really one of the first influential management consultants and the criticisms one might have for Taylor are very similar to those for management and strategic consultants in general adjusted for the current fashions and fads of the timeIf you are not interested in how big firms got bigger and Ask Yourself This powerful this isrobably not your cup of tea If you are interested this is a good critical bio about a freuently very misunderstood Good Witch, Bad Witch person who changed how business was done Just finished The One Best Way Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency If you ve ever wondered whereiece rate work timed studies and the McDonaldization of work The Tokyo Zodiac Murders practices came from this is the book It s a long read and that s my only uibble It could easily have been condensed by a 13 There is too much rehashing of events such as Taylor s boyhood experiences in Europe and sometimes the author backtracks one too many times Apart from the length it s a great book to get into Taylor s mindset and how much his influence still resonates today amazingly Whether you arero or con in regards to Taylorism you ll learn much from this book In the Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances past man has been first In the future the System will be first The theme of a dystopian science fiction novel by Philip K Dick or Isaac Asimov Not even This is a uote from Frederick Winslow Taylor the subject of this outstanding biography of one of the unrecognized founders of our modern age F W Taylor created the one best wayaradigm where he sliced jobs into components engineered the Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten pieces for maximum efficiency then reconstituted them into a superior efficient version of the original Taylorism became the bane of labor at the same time it was embraced by management For those of you interested in megatrends and finding wellsprings in history this bookrovides in abundance Taylor s Boneshaker (BA 43-500, philosophy emphasis on efficiency and insistence upon a Christian work ethic influences many spheres of daily life even today For those who want to understand today s business managementhilosophy start at the beginning The One Best Way is described as a biography of Frederick Winslow Taylor born in 1856 the guy who invented the job of the scientific efficiency expert The book is than a biography it is also a fascinating A Star Is Born partial history ofroduction in the United States There is a CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition point when the creation of stuff changed from being made by hand over many many days by a skilled artisan to beingroduced on machines by skilled machinists and later unskilled laborers following instructions determined scientifically I had no clue until I read this book how that occurred The book describes through historical documents interviews letters The Ornament (Ornament, patent filings newspaper and magazine articles and speeches therogression and development of Taylor s ideas I have heard about this fellow and the men who followed in his footsteps most of my life usually with the word goamn in front of his title To many workmen the Efficiency Expert is the reason life in 19th century machine shops got a lot faster and muscle straining roduction became a 24 hour rocess Whether you gentle reader hate him or love him his experimentation and interest in improving the steps of Rant production whether it was working with fabric wood or metal clothes houses trains etc Losophy Scientific Management the source of our fierce unholy obsession with efficiency According to management guru Peter Drucker Taylorism iserhaps the most owerful as well as the most lasting contribution America has made to Western
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Merica and Europe became the high tech industrial giants we are today because of Efficiency Experts There is literally no current business untouched by Taylor s influence Less known is Taylor s impact on accounting methods but he also is one of the eople responsible for how we measure how money is working and flowing through a business and how labor is being compensated for the record I was one class short of getting an associates degree in accounting Because of his wage compensation studies he actually Challenged to Win promoted higheray for workmen because his studies showed it affected worker Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons production negatively if workers were either underpaid or how much they wereaid by iecework The dark use of his work is in the apportioning out of roduction steps reuired for a job Efficiency experts time how long it takes a The Color of a Leader person to do aroduction step for example to stoop over and Into the Planet pick up a box they break down steps that fine If it takes three seconds then that is what is used to figure out how many boxes can beicked up Next swinging the box over to a table is timed etc They do not take into account back strain or exhaustion of the laborer thus strikes and unions were later invented So I wondered if Taylor and his followers had a clue about the nature of hysical work The answer is yesEven though he was an extremely wealthy rep school son of an extremely wealthy father he worked in a machine shop for several years as a teenager after dropping out of George Washingtons Secret Six prep school While his initial interest was a fascination for machines what he saw and heard in machine shops gave him the idea that workmen were noterforming to the best of their ability for a variety of reasons He also did not fit in exactly However workmen who were fit and intelligent became mentors and teachers Taylor knew eople got tired and he knew some men were stronger than others His ideas to fix this was firing the weak and slow and keeping the strong and fast determined by scientific observation and measurements Slacking off became considerably less defensible or secret but at the same time he recommended rewarding hard work with increased ay He recommended that men of certain temperaments should be hired as well who could tolerate mindless labor he knew the work was mindless At the same time the changes made to job The Caretaker positions meant supervisors and bosses did not have to work so hard or keep so many responsibilities as they haday them less fewer necessary to hire and spread out the work to lower Clara After Dark - 01 paid individuals hire anday if necessary But Taylor also thought Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, paying men too much made them shiftless and lazy so that was to be avoided The bosses could accurately measure what improved efficiency and lowered costs everywhere with his systemic studies in the factory or mill and not only in labor management If improving efficiency meant redesigning the factory they could see where the layout logjams were and fix themWhat is a machine shop and what did men do in them There was no electricity so the machines wereowered by steam and belt Originally one man would work on a machine with many responsibilities and steps Over the River Through the Wood per man but eventually Taylor observed and broke down the steps using a stopwatch and describing each step He would make multiple observations and measurements and visit many different shops and interview thousands of men doing almost the same jobif some of these long videos are too long I suggest watching the first five minutes or so to get the gist of itThis is a machine shop is an early machine shop sawmill old arsenal machine shop at the time some arsenal machine shops HATED Taylor of a 1900 foundry were HUGELY important to machine shops those of you who are lathe fans a really old lathe studies also improved high speed steel cutting tools made from stronger steel for the lathe his experiments determined theroper tool made of the roper material if wood or metal what the roper speed should be to Kenyattas Jiggers power a lathe to make something all of which is important because of heat unwanted fires and of course shortening the time. Hought since the Federalist PapersEvoking a time when the industrial world was young new and exciting Robert Kanigel illuminates the man whose ceaseless uest for the one best way changed the very texture andurpose of twentieth century lif.
Robert Kanigel was born in Brooklyn but for most of his adult life has lived in Balti where he lives today He has written seven booksThe Man Who Knew Infinity his second book was named a National Book Critics Circle finalist a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a New York Public Library Book to Remember It has been translated into Italian German Greek Chinese Thai and