Frederick Winslow Taylor: Business Management Lenoir Community College Frederick Winslow Taylor Business Management David Mercer Tuesday, February 04, 1997 CONTENTS I. Introduction.6 II. The Younger Years.7 III Midvale Steel Company.n IV Inventions.n V. Pig-Iron Handling Experiments.n VI. Shoveling Experiments .n VII. Conclusion .n APPENDI.n SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY.n LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1. Illustration 1.n 2. Illustration 2.n 3. Illustration 3.n 4. Illustration 4.n 5. Illustration 5.n LIST OF TABLES 1. Differential Piece Rate Wages.n 2. Table 2.n 3. Table 3.n 4. Table 4.n 5. Table 5.n Introduction This paper is in response to the assignment for a paper and short speech concerning a person with relevant contributions to the world of management. Frederick Taylor is affectionately referred to as the "Father of Scientific Management." The modern systems of manufacturing and management would not be the examples of efficiency that they are today, without the work of Taylor. Frederick Taylor was instrumental in bringing industry out of the dark ages by beginning to revolutionize the way work was approached. Taylor was able to increase wages, productivity and reduce per piece costs at the same time. Taylor's work was eventually adopted in a wide array of applications. Taylor's ideas had a significant influence on the industrial life of all modernized countries. Even Lenin went as far as to publish an article in Pravda , "Raising the Productivity of Labour," based on the writings of Taylor. Thus Taylor changed the way the world conducted business. Taylor's work was an extension of technology. It was a marriage of human work and technology. His Priniciples of Scientifiic Management was conceived to be free of value judgement. The Younger Years Frederick W. Taylor was born into a well-to-do family in Philadelphia in 1856 . His family was not wealthy , but they were well exposed to the high culture of the local society. Growing up it was expected that Taylor would study to become an attorney.