Frederick W. Taylor, circa 1905.
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Portrait of Frederick W. Taylor. Head and shoulders photograph.

Credit: Image Donated by Corbis - Bettmann

After leaving Midvale, Philadelphian Frederick Winslow Taylor conducted time and motion studies designed to maximize worker efficiency. Heralded as "The Father of Scientific Management," Taylor argued that his techniques, if applied effectively, would derail the "common tendency" of working men to "take it easy," and assure maximum efficiency for the employer.

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