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Management Theories:Scientific management vs Human Relations

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Compare and contrast the theories of Scientific Management with that of the Human Relations management approach. Do you think there is one best approach to management, or should managers adopt a variety of management approaches? Explain your answer.

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The theory of Scientific Management or traditional theory of motivation believes in rewarding employees who perform above the work standard. It encourages paying employees based on their performance. It is assumes that money is a motivating factor for performance, and the greater the inventive, the greater the work produced will be.

The theory of Human Relations is based on the concept that employees perform at a higher rate when there are good human relations (typically between the manager and employees) within the organization. It ...

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This solution compares and contrast the theories of Scientific Management with that of the Human Relations management approach. It evaluates if there is one best approach to management, or if managers should adopt a variety of management approaches. It includes examples.

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