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

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Recent Examples on the Web The principles of Taylorism changed business and management forever. Jim Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2023

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Word History


Frederick W. Taylor †1915 American engineer

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Taylorism was in 1928

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“Taylorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taylorism. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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