If you don’t know who Frederick Winslow Taylor is, you should.
He is the father of scientific management and much of his thinking controls our organizations today.
When Thoreau said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root,” he was probably thinking of people in large organizations trying to change their organizations without an awareness of how much their behaviors, beliefs and control systems are based on Taylor’s work.
Once you know Taylor and what his legacy means in modern organizations, then you can strike at the root.
I’ve got my ax ready.
Who’s willing to strike with me?
Let’s drive some change.
Your thoughts: What aspect of Taylor’s philosophy strikes you as the most detrimental when applied in modern organizations?