Category Archives: Scientific management

Dismissed by a machine

How would you feel if your employer would implement an automated system of performance measure that uses algorithms to monitor your work output and to decide about your future in the organization? Many of you would probably rebel against such … Continue reading

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Ask your manager!

The other week I had a guest in my course. She works in the HR department of an internationally operating firm and trains employees in the area of business ethics. The company has a code of conduct and in order … Continue reading

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Robo-Journalism

Last week the German public television featured “The Future of Work” as it’s special topic. Exploring the various facets of how paid employment and work design could look like in the future, some reports used the term “robo-journalism”. According to … Continue reading

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Scientific Management

Frederick Winslow Taylor is a name that students in management and organisation studies should remember. More importantly, they should remember his work and how what he wrote influenced the organisation and management of work. In addition, his concept of management … Continue reading

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