Frederick Winslow Taylor, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Frederick Winslow Taylor

American mechanical engineer and tennis player

Date of Birth: 20-Mar-1856

Place of Birth: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1915

Profession: writer, engineer, economist, inventor, mechanical engineer, lecturer, tennis player, golfer, management consultant

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Frederick Winslow Taylor

  • Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 ā€“ March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency.
  • He was one of the first management consultants.
  • Taylor was one of the intellectual leaders of the Efficiency Movement and his ideas, broadly conceived, were highly influential in the Progressive Era (1890sā€“1920s).
  • In 1911, Taylor summed up his efficiency techniques in his book The Principles of Scientific Management which, in 2001, Fellows of the Academy of Management voted the most influential management book of the twentieth century.
  • His pioneering work in applying engineering principles to the work done on the factory floor was instrumental in the creation and development of the branch of engineering that is now known as industrial engineering.
  • Taylor made his name, and was most proud of his work, in scientific management; however, he made his fortune patenting steel-process improvements.
  • Taylor was also an athlete who competed nationally in tennis.

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