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Engineering tradition - tur008E

The organizational consultants (OU consultants) within the engineering tradition are inspired by Frederick Winslon Taylor as well as Scientific Management. They see the road to efficiency through formal organizational structures and physical work environments.

Taylor's classical work is called "The Principles of Scientific Management".

Scientific management is based on efficiency through time and motion studies, monitoring, standardization of tools and working methods. This work is commented in an article that was given two weeks before the author died. The article was published in the "Bulletin of the Taylor Society". (December 1916).

The Hawthorne studies announced in 1924-1932 a change of course. However, the economic stagnation during the 1930s delayed the pace of change and strengthened the Economist tradition.