Sample OB Assignment Question:
How influential is Scientific Management in the 21st Century?
According to management theory scientific management is a method that determines changes in a work place to improve labour production.
Nowadays there are many organisations in the industry. These include hospitals, manufacturing plants work places, and restaurants and so on. Due to the application of scientific management most organisations function more effectively. Methods of scientific management were in place in 100 years ago but no-one would think that, as the methods seem common and straight forward.
Even though scientific management plays an important role in the ...view middle of the document...
Tutor comments: A clear Introduction with an outline of the essay.
The definition could be clearer for scientific management, but a
mark of 7 out of 10.
“Scientific Management '' Involves systematically partitioning work into its smallest elements and standardizing tasks to achieve maximum efficiency” (Work and Organisational Behaviour et al)
The above statement basically means that an employee given a task must complete it, but the best way to make the employee complete the task involves scientific management. Scientific management basically looks at what motivates people to work and has been studied for most of the last 100 years.
A clear definition but no real introduction. This is a definition but fails to outline how the remainder of the essay is structured.
A mark of 4 out of 10.
Scientific management was originally developed in the 1800s by an economist, Adam Smith. He was interested in a factory that operated and produced...