Essays on McDonalds Company and Taylors Theory of Scientific Management Case Study

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The paper 'McDonalds Company and Taylor’ s Theory of Scientific Management" is a good example of a business case study.   Many theories have been put up and forward in a bid to try and make management in organisations better. Each theory tries to outdo the previous one in terms of organisational management, as well as managing the dynamic nature of human beings as well as the diversity in the places of work. In order to develop and manage effective teams, there is need for employing appropriate management and leadership style that will leave the employees satisfied, as well as the employers, and at the same time, improving production as well as the quality of production.

Resulting in poor management styles that favour one side, either the employees or the employers does not lead to the required quality production. Therefore, in order to manage the diversity at the workplace, theories in the last 100 years have coined out different theories about management in organisations, and these styles are aimed at keeping both the employers as well as the employees satisfied, and the end result should be a quality production.

Most of the theories and different views work towards motivating workers in order to increase production. McDonald's Company and Taylor’ s theory of scientific management Unfortunately, since the different theories do not end up with the same conclusion, each organisation end up choosing a management style or view that best suits the running and management of the organisation, or one view or style that works for the organisation. In this case, the organisation in question is the McDonalds Company in Australia, which deals with fast foods.

McDonald's is a large Company which is international, but each joint and outlet is independent of the other, and it has its own management team and employees. In Australia, there is the state or the head office, and regional offices in four regions and each govern the outlets in the region, then answer to the head office. Each product is independent of the other, and they are treated separately even in the same outlet. This gives the employees the advantage of concentrating on their product and making the best out of it, as well as competing with other products in order to win customers.

This study will analyse the McDonalds Company using Taylor’ s theory of scientific management. Scientific Theory by Fredrick Taylor The scientific theory of management was introduced by Fredrick Taylor. The theory states that it is natural that employees require supervision and control because they do not enjoy to work. Therefore, managers should breakdown production into small clusters that will be given to individual employees to accomplish. The theory calls for specialization in the places of work where employees will only have one task to perform because of the training and the tools they use.

The theory also argues that better pay motivates the employees. Therefore, Taylor calls for pay per piece produced so as to motivate employees to work hard and earn more (Pereira & Gomes 2012). This will help the company and the employees to maximize their productivity. The theory also suggests laying off of lazy employees who cannot cope with the company’ s levels of productivity. The theory requires managers to act in a dictatorial role. The reason behind this is that managers believe that the employees are lazy and have no will to work.

Therefore, according to this theory employees should be pushed and forced to perform their duties as they are required (Millmore, Lewis, Saunders, Thornhill & Morrow 2007).

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