Frederick Winslow Taylor

From The Jolly Contrarian
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Frederick Winslow Taylor.jpg

In which the curmudgeonly old sod puts the world to rights.

Index — Click ᐅ to expand:
Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Requests? Insults? We’d love to 📧 hear from you.
Sign up for our newsletter.

Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 - March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer known for his methods to improve industrial efficiency, and regarded as one of the first management consultants.[1]

Taylor’s efficiency techniques are summarised in his 1909 book The Principles of Scientific Management which Fellows of the Academy of Management voted “most influential management book of the twentieth century”.[2]

See also


  1. Not a good thing.
  2. Also, not a good thing.