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Managing Without Managers: A Review of Yeatts And Hyten's Analysis of Self-Managed Teams

Benito L. Teehankee



At the start of the 20th century, Frederick Taylor, a mechanical engineer, conducted a series of experiments and established a series of work methods which tripled the productivity of the average man working on raw iron ore. Writing in Principles of Scientific Management, Taylor generalized his experimental findings and proposed that the role of management was to derive the "one right way" of doing work for optimum productivity so that this may be enforced, accompanied by appropriate compensation, on compliant workers.