E1S: Supplement to Episode 1


In the supplement to Episode 1 we briefly outline what the working and socio-economic conditions were like in the north-eastern United States at the time F.W. Taylor was developing the Principles of Scientific Management. 

The purpose of this brief recording is to familiarize you with the spirit of that time so that you can better understand where Taylor was coming from and why he chose to go in the direction of systematic measurement and control. Learn about the pioneers of management,  organizational design in manufacturing, and power disparity in the workplace.