Title: The new Taylorism

Authors: J.A. Brandon

Addresses: Cardiff School of Engineering, PO Box 917, Cardiff CF2 1XH, UK

Abstract: Corporate structures are widely being transformed into complex systems of small heterogeneous operating units often with weak bonds of corporate identity. There is opportunity for the evolution of operational practices which erode the competitiveness of the organisation. The key conclusion of the paper is that, without a common vision and a set of common values, the focus of the organisation will diffuse and its direction will be fragmented.

Keywords: Taylorism; McGregor; atomised organisation; control and communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2001.001002

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2001 Vol.1 No.2/3/4, pp.162-170

Available online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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