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Departmental Assessment, Scientific Management, BMGT Principles of Management

The key terms in this BMGT – Principles of Management course include Departmental Assessment, Scientific Management, Scientific Methods, Bureaucracy, Sociotechnical Systems Theory, Adam Smith, BMGT Principles of Management


Scientific Management

build internal procedures and processes into operations to improve coordination efforts.

emphasizes perspective of senior managers and that management, as a profession, can be taught.

structured, formal network of relationships among specialized positions; rules and regulations to standardize behavior and; authority resides in positions not individuals; therefore organizations will realize efficiency and success by following established unbiased rules.

applied scientific methods to analyze work and determine how best to complete production tasks in an efficient manner in order to improve production efficiency.

was the first approach to emphasize informal work relationships and worker satisfaction.


Bureaucracy

build internal procedures and processes into operations to improve coordination efforts.

applied scientific methods to analyze work and determine how best to complete production tasks in an efficient manner in order to improve production efficiency.

was the first approach to emphasize informal work relationships and worker satisfaction.

emphasizes perspective of senior managers and that management, as a profession, can be taught.

structured, formal network of relationships among specialized positions; rules and regulations to standardize behavior and; authority resides in positions not individuals; therefore organizations will realize efficiency and success by following established unbiased rules.


Sociotechnical Systems Theory

organizations as open systems that depend on inputs from the external environment that need to be transformed into outputs that meet the market’s needs for goods and services.

organizations are successful when employees have the right tools, training, and knowledge to make products and services valued by customers.

the application of quantitative analysis to management decisions and problems.

the employee effectiveness is based on understanding the complex interplay of individual, group, and organizational processes.


Adam Smith was a major contributor to which of the following classical approaches:

Administrative Management

Systematic Management

Scientific Management

Bureaucracy

Human Relations