"Most corporate performance management systems don’t work today, because they are rooted in models for specializing and continually optimizing discrete work tasks. These models date back more than a century, to Frederick W. Taylor." Frederick W. Taylor, defended that: 1) all workers were motivated by Money; 2) optimizing and simplifying jobs, productivity would increase; 3) by calculating the time needed for the various elements of a task, he could develop the "best" way to complete that task. Basically, Taylor separates manual from mental work. "Scientific management in its pure form focuses too much on the mechanics, and fails to...

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