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  • The Principles of Scientific Management

  • By: Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • Narrated by: Dmitrijs Kravcenko PhD
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Principles of Scientific Management by F.W. Taylor is a tremendously important book, the essence of which has had irreversible impact on the way we think about organized labour and management today. It is a product of many years of experimentation, uncertainty, and hard work, fused with thoroughly modernist ideals of a pedantic mind. This book is a culmination of Frederick Winslow Taylor’s career as, perhaps, the most famous management consultant. It stands on the shoulders of his previous examinations of the wage system and the operational characteristics of machine tools.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great audiobook of a management classic

  • By maik-arnold on 26-12-18

Great audiobook of a management classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-18

This book undoubtedly belongs to the classical texts and foundations of management sciences, which is now easily accessible for everyone as an audiobook. Taylors develops a so-called 'scientific' approach to management and demonstrates in various business cases and examples that such a perspective benefits not only workers efficiency, payment, and output but also takes the management up of its promise to stand up for better working conditions. The introduction by the narrator at the beginning of the book shifts the reader/listener into the times of mass production and provides a good overview of the historical context in general. I highly recommend this audiobook in connection with the Talking about Organisation's podcast.