Evolution Of Management Principle Essay

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Management 1 Evolution of Management Principle MGMT 310 Principles & Theory of Management Instructor: April 3, 2011 Management 2 Evolution of Management Principal The idea of management has come a long way from the beginning to today. There have been many changes also. Today, there are many ways to manage that can be very effective in the workplace. There are five major theoretical schools that deal with management that have helped us manage the way we manage today. These schools are: the Classical School of Management; the Behavioral School of Management; the Quantitative School of Management (Management Science); the Contingency School of Management; and the Theory Z School of Management. I will discuss these 5 theoretical schools and the relevance that it has in my workplace. The first school is the Classical School of Management. The classical management theory was “developed during the Industrial Revolution when new problems related to the factory system began to appear.” (Cliff Notes: Classical Schools of Management). It is one of the oldest schools of management thought. The Classical School of Management has “sought to define the essence of management in the form of universal fundamental functions.” (Classical School: The Classical School of Management). With the Classical School of Management, the thought was that employees only had economical and physical needs. The social needs and job satisfaction needs of employees were non-existent and unimportant to managers at that time. There were some weaknesses with this. One weakness was the consideration of informal organization within the workplace. This idea didn’t let employees participate in the decision making/task planning even though they could have more insight on the new idea. Another weakness was the human machinery effect. In this instance, the
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