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managing engineering and technology sixth edition morse and babcock1
Managing Engineering and TechnologySixth EditionMorse and Babcock

Historical Development of Engineering Management

Chapter 2

chapter objectives
Chapter Objectives
  • Describe the origins of engineering management
  • Identify the different basic management philosophies
  • Discuss the future issues that will affect the continued development of engineering management
ancient egyptians
Ancient – Egyptians
  • 4000 – 1600 B.C.
  • Used managerial principles
  • Built pyramids
  • Used job descriptions
ancient military
Ancient – Military
  • 300 B.C.
  • CyrusUse of staffRecognized use of order and division of work
  • Alexander the GreatDistinction between line and staffUsed discipline and delegation
ancient romans
Ancient – Romans
  • 284 B.C.
  • Estate and farm management
  • Emphasis on personnel selection and placement
  • Known for building roads, bridges, and water management
medieval period
Medieval Period
  • Four centuries of Dark Ages
  • No books on management written
origins arsenal of venice
Origins – Arsenal of Venice
  • Early 1400s
  • Manufacturing
  • Numbering of inventory parts
  • Standardization of parts
  • Assembly line
industrial revolution 1750 1800
Spinning Jenny

Water Frame


Power Loom

Power Loom

Chlorine Bleach

Steam Engine

Screw-cutting Lathe

Industrial Revolution1750 – 1800
industrial revolution problems of the factory system
Industrial RevolutionProblems of the Factory System
  • Recruiting/Training Workers
  • Explosive Growth in Mill Towns
  • Supervisors, No Background
  • Upper Management, Sons or Relatives
management philosophies
Management Philosophies
  • Scientific
  • Administrative
  • Behavioral
scientific management
Scientific Management

Frederic W. Taylor: (1856–1915)Father of Scientific Management

  • Time and Motion Studies
  • Believed in selecting, training, teaching, and developing workers
scientific management1
Scientific Management

Frank B. Gilbreth: (1868–1924) Devised a system for classifying hand motions into 17 basic divisions Therbligs

Lillian Moller Gilbreth: (1878–1972) First Lady of Management

scientific management2
Scientific Management
  • Replaced old rule of thumb
  • Believed in selecting, training, teach and developing workers
  • Time Study
  • Standards planning
administrative management
Administrative Management
  • Henri Fayol
  • Max Weber
henri fayol 1841 1925
Henri Fayol 1841–1925
  • Engineer
  • Developed 14 “General Principles of Administration”
  • Divided management activities into five divisions
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Command
  • Coordination
  • Control
administrative functions of managers
AdministrativeFunctions of Managers
  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Staffing (included in organizing)
  • Leading
  • Controlling
comparison fayol and taylor
Comparison:Fayol and Taylor
  • Both referenced functional specializationFayol – principles of managementTaylor – secure efficiencies
  • Both emphasized “one best way”
administrative management1
Administrative Management
  • Max Weber (1864–1920): Major influence in a classical organizational theory
    • Division of labor
    • Hierarchy of authority
    • Employment based on expertise
    • Inflexible
    • Rigid
    • Impersonal
behavioral management
Behavioral Management
  • Hawthorne Studies
  • Abilene Paradox
  • Maslow
behavioral management hawthorne studies 30s
Behavioral Management: Hawthorne Studies – 30s
  • Original intent was find the level of illumination that made the work of female coil winders, relay assemblers, and small parts inspectors more efficient.
  • Conclusion – persons singled out for special attention perform as expected
behavioral management abilene paradox
Behavioral Management: Abilene Paradox

Failing to manage agreement effectively

behavioral management maslow 60s
Behavioral Management: Maslow – 60s
  • Hierarchical theory of human needsBiological / Physiological NeedsSecurity / Safety NeedsSocial NeedsEgo NeedsSelf-actualization Fulfillment
contemporary management issues challenges
Contemporary Management Issues: Challenges
  • Quality and Productivity
  • Customer Focus
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Globalization
  • Management Theory and Leadership
contemporary management applied perspectives
Peter Drucker

Peter Senge

Steven Covey

Tom Peters

Scott Adams

Michael Porter

Jim Collins

Thomas Friedman

Contemporary Management Applied Perspectives