List of DQs for Week 3
Choose Two (remember, you must have evidence of research outside the textbook for a maximum grade):
One and half page and 2 references for each question answered.
1. Identify and discuss briefly several of the following ideas of Frederick W. Taylor. In your answer, discuss the ethical implications of some of the actions Taylor considered important to the manager:
(a) Mental Revolution
(b) Setting standards
(c) Exception principle
(d) Functional foremen
(e) Eastern Rate Case
(f) “First Class Man”
2. How did Henri Fayol’s approach to management compare with Taylor’s? How did Fayol’s solutions differ? Identify and describe Fayol’s assumptions and the components of his theory of management.
Finally, what remnants of Fayol’s ideas exist today in management theory and practice?
3. Choose several of the following individuals and write a brief essay which identifies their contributions to management thought. Justify (defend) your choice; that is, why did you feel the persons you chose
(a) Lillian Gilbreth
(b) Henry L. Gantt
(c) Hugo Munsterberg
(d) Whiting Williams
(e) Harrington Emerson
(f) Max Weber
(g) Frank Gilbreth
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