Limitations of Scientific Management
- The administration of an organization from the manager’s perspective is not a primary focus of scientific management principles. They were more relevant from an engineering point of view rather than the management point of view.
- Taylor and his disciples overemphasized workers’ physical and economic requirements while ignoring their social needs.
- The demand for job pleasure among humans was overlooked by scientific management theorists as well. Workers were likelier to strike over working conditions and job content factors than salary. They were even more likely to leave a job if they were unhappy.
Thus, scientific management principles were based on the “rational workers‘ model. became ineffective in due course of time.