Definitions

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  • n. scientific management; a theory of management of the early 20th century that analyzed workflows in order to improve efficiency

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A phase of New England Calvinism, deriving its name from Dr. N. W. Taylor of New Haven, Connecticut (1786-1858).

Etymologies

Taylor +‎ -ism, after Frederick Winslow Taylor. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the management literature these days, Taylorism is presented, if at all, as a chapter of ancient history, a weird episode about an odd man with a stopwatch who appeared on the scene sometime after Columbus discovered the New World.

    The Management Myth

  • And then, third, of course, Taylorism, which is a non-issue, but we now have the digital Taylorism, but with an interesting switch.

    Frank Schirrmacher: The Age of the Informavore

  • I wonder if you are familiar with Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father or Taylorism, which is a philosophy that has pretty much had the biggest impact on our society for the past 150 years.

    Clocks as the Devil

  • This is much cleverer than Eric or Tami succumbing to adultery: Making Julie into a home wrecker undermines the foundation of Taylorism, which is that their strong marriage and family inoculate Julie.

    Slate Magazine

  • This separation has always characterized the capitalist mode of production and, with the advent of "Taylorism" or "Scientific Management" after 1890, was itself conceptualized and verbalized as a theory of management.

    The Political Economy of Secrecy

  • It puts, not only monetary technique, but also advertising and salesmanship, in their proper place in relation to the consumer; and puts the use of machinery, the standardization of industrial processes, "Taylorism," and all such impersonal and depersonalizing aids to production, in their proper place in relation to the producer.

    The Seven Principles of the New Radicalism

  • A MICA graduate, Rothenberg went to graduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she started reading about scientific management strategies such as Taylorism and the motion economics of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Principles of Scientific Management "(not its second hand, betraying implementation aka Taylorism).

    About :: Headshift

  • This separation has always characterized the capitalist mode of production and, with the advent of "Taylorism" or "Scientific

    THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SECRECY - a think-piece begun in 1975

  • Just like Taylorism, "Zuckerbergism" is a powerful engine of modernity.

    Adam Elkus: Facebook and the Database Society

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