At the turn of the twentieth century, America began a transformation from an agricultural
economy to a manufacturing economy.  Large manufacturing plants were opening and
support businesses, such as banks and newspapers, were growing quickly.  Without
experienced managers, productivity was initially poor.  

Frederick Taylor developed a theory that managers needed to develop the best way to do a
task by studying the methods of doing a job with the fewest movements and then having
managers ensure workers were following this “best practice”.  The productivity rates of
these farmers turned factory and office workers soared. First known as "scientific
management" today it is known as "Traditional Management".  

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