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  Who Made America? | Innovators | Frederick Winslow Taylor
Taylor was born in 1856, to a wealthy, but devout Quaker family in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
Taylor passed the entrance examination to Harvard College but did not enroll, instead becoming apprenticed to a machinist and patternmaker at the Enterprise Hydraulic Works in Philadelphia.
Considering himself a reformer, Taylor preached the ideals and principles of his system of management until his death from influenza in 1915.
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  Frederick Winslow Taylor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taylor was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, to a wealthy Quaker family.
Taylor believed that contemporary management was amateurish and should be studied as a discipline, that workers should cooperate with management (and hence would not need trade unions), and that the best results would come from the partnership between a trained and qualified management and a cooperative and innovative workforce.
Taylor was a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, founded in 1900.
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 Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915)
Frederick Winslow Taylor devised a system he called scientific management, a form of industrial engineering that established the organization of work as in Ford's assembly line.
Taylor, born in Philadelphia, prepared for college at Philips Academy in Exeter, N.H., and was accepted at Harvard.
A careful reading of Taylor's work will reveal that he placed the worker's interest as high as the employer's in his studies, and recognized the importance of the suggestion box, for example, in a machine shop.
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 Glossary of People: Ta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Taylor was attracted to Mill, the first man she had met who treated her as an intellectual equal.
Taylor was attracted to the socialist philosophy that had been promoted by Robert Owen in books such as The Formation of Character (1813) and A New View of Society (1814).
In her essays Taylor was especially critical of the degrading effect of women’s economic dependence on men.
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 Frederick Winslow Taylor at Stevens Institute of Technology
Frederick Winslow Taylor made two outstanding discoveries which profoundly influenced the course of human affairs.
Taylor was keenly interested in education and took an active part in the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, now the American Society for Engineering Education.
While the exact number of Taylor's patents is in some doubt, there are forty-six in the Collection, some of them held jointly with other patentees.
www.stevens.edu /engineering/about_soe/history/frederick_winslow_taylor.html   (544 words)

  
 Inventor Frederick Winslow Taylor
Taylor developed detailed systems intended to gain maximum efficiency from both workers and machines in the factory.
Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915) was the first efficiency expert, the original time-and-motion man -- the father of scientific management, the inventor of a system that became known, inevitably enough, as Taylorism.
A careful reading of Taylor's work will reveal that he placed the worker's interest as high as the employer's in his studies, and recognized the importance of the suggestion box, for example, in a machine shop.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/taylor.htm   (546 words)

  
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This paper discusses Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father of Scientific Management.
An analysis of the contributions of Frederick Taylor and Max Weber to classical organizational theory and practice.
An analysis of Frederick Winslow Taylor's seminal work detailing his philosophy on scientific management, "The Principles of Scientific Management".
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 Managers-net Biography of Frederick Winslow Taylor
While there, Midvale introduced piece work in the factory, and Taylor became interested in the most efficient way to perform specific tasks.
By closely observing the workers' procedures and measuring the output, he developed methods for maximizing each operation as well as for selecting the man best suited for each job, thereby improving both labour relations and company profits.
While he is most associated with efficiency engineering of people (long known throughout the world as Taylorism), he also developed machines and processes that would help speed up work.
www.managers-net.com /Biography/biograph1.html   (362 words)

  
 Frederick Winslow Taylor
Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856–1915, American industrial engineer, b.
by the Taylor Society, New York (1920, repr.
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 Henry Ford's Lean Vision
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Frederick Winslow Taylor's scientific management, Frank Gilbreth's motion efficiency, and Benjamin Franklin
Standardization and best practice deployment [touted as leading-edge elements of Six Sigma, actually deployed by Henry Ford and Frederick Winslow Taylor]
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