The Science of Management
Science and Management at first glance seem very distant entities. Science is a topic for scientists, researchers, and education. Management for men clad in suits tucked away in office buildings. After reading The Principles of Scientific Management these ideas must be completely overhauled. Principles of Scientific management presents so much data to the reader that it is impossible to deny its worth in the management field. The figures and examples in the text are overwhelming in both there depth and number making the argument compelling, practically begging to be implemented. One character that is apparently rather familiar with this form of management is Hank Morgan of A
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When Hank plans to begin his “revolution” he uses at least a form of each of these principles. First, he sets up schools for the different types of work he will have the reformed peasants will do. Whether it be a military institution, factory, or technology operator. Hank uses these schools to completely retool the people’s thought process from one of feudal management to that of modern nineteenth-century ideals.
Second, Hank specifically picks the people he decides to trust. Hank surrounds himself with people who are willing to accept his ideals. He begins by recruiting Clarence for his tower explosion due to Clarence’s willingness to listen to him and follow orders, which makes him ideal as a right-hand man. When choosing people he will send to the colony Hank seeks out those who are down-trodden, willing to accept new ideals and receptive to the training he will bestow upon them.
Third, Hank attempts to change the form of management from that of patrons who oppress and brutalized their workforce to that of a collective management team driven by the ideas of nineteenth-century.
Fourth, Hank certainly shares in an equal responsibility for the work they are doing. When the church rises against Hank and his revolution he stands by his followers until the end fighting with them to keep his ideals alive.
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