“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
― Steve Jobs
Any book that covers management at some point has to mention Frederick Taylor’s Scientific management, often simply referred to as Taylorism. Rather than postponing this inevitability, let’s get it over with right away.
At the end of the 19th century, Taylor closely studied how physical workers in factories performed their manual tasks.