Web management and integrative procurement communications
At the turn of the century, Frederick Taylor began an efficiency movement, ultimately known as “Taylorism,” to streamline the work process by eliminating extraneous human motion and transforming human productivity through the concept of machine efficiency. The idea gave us the assembly line and eventually paved the way for innovative technologies, and its assumptions about efficiency made Ford’s Model-T possible. In turn, this provided consumers with affordable transportation. Today, however, it is clear that people now want other colors, or alternatives besides black, and the one-way linear communication hierarchy that Taylorism implied has become impractical and obsolete.