Historical and Contemporary Theories of Management
Read this article and think about the differences between the early scientific and bureaucratic approaches to management. Viewing these ideas within their historical context, do you think the two theories could have coexisted, or was it only possible for a company to use one or the other? As you read about the advancement of management theories, consider the approaches used in your own organization, or another contemporary organization. Can you see business areas in which some of the older theories are being implemented? If so, do they mesh well with some of the more modern approaches being used?