Taylorism

noun
Tay·​lor·​ism | \ ˈtā-lər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Taylorism (audio) \

Definition of Taylorism

: 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

First Known Use of Taylorism

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Taylorism

Frederick W. Taylor †1915 American engineer

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“Taylorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taylorism. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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