Change Management: Approaches to Sustaining Change Initiatives
Liovic M. Sanchez
Journal Title:Organization Leadership and Development Quarterly (OLDQ)
Frederick Taylor, who is known to be the father of Scientific Management published “The Principles of Scientific Management” in 1909. The principles were developed to optimize and simplify jobs while increasing productivity and advancing cooperation among work groups and managers. By reviewing the idea of Scientific Management, it is evident and quite simple to understand that the primary objective of the business is profitability. This objective is mainly enabled by committed, engaged, and innovative employees. As such the attainment of shareholder wealth maximization objective in the turbulent business environment requires brilliant strategies that lead the company to the crest. The basic principles of Scientific Management such as replacing working by “rule of thumb”, matching the workers to the jobs, monitoring performance and allocation of work among employees are influenced by dynamics that affects organizations; hence the need for effective organizational change management.