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Taylorism

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noun Tay·lor·ism \ˈtā-lər-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of Taylorism

  1. :  a factory management system developed in the late 19th century to increase efficiency by evaluating every step in a manufacturing process and breaking down production into specialized repetitive tasks



Origin and Etymology of taylorism

Frederick W. Taylor †1915 American engineer


First Known Use: 1928


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