was born in Philadelphia, on March 20, 1856. He graduated Stevens School of
Technology in 1883. Fredrick and his partner won the doubles championship of
the United States at tennis in Newport in 1881. Frederick was a well-known character
in admin history. His improvements in engineering developed historic advances
in efficiency. Taylor was also credited with terminating the spirit of labor and
desensitizing workshops, making men into machines. In Taylors book of Principles, he proposed
that by enabling jobs to be more simple production would rise. Taylor additionally
evolved the concept that employees and supervisors should assist one another.
This was diverse from the method of work that was customarily done in companies
before. A manager during this time had little interaction with the employees,
as they left alone to generate the necessary product. Since no standard for
work existed at the time, and an employee’s highest incentive was sustained
employment, there were no incentives to work as quickly or as efficiently as
Frederick proposed that all workers
were motivated by money, if an employee did not complete an adequate amount in
a day, they did not earn the right to be funded as much as fellow employee who
was exceedingly productive. Frederick determined that the effectiveness
of the entire process could be significantly improved if each worker had better
tools. During this period of time, the tools used were universal for everyone.
A worker who had to dig through thick substances such as metal shavings would
end up with extremely heavy loads each time he dug in. The desired heaviness of
a shovel should be about 20 pounds a worker could lift that mass all day before
becoming tired later in their day of work. Instead of giving all the identical
shovels Fredrick administered workers dedicated shovels that where proper for different
types of jobs. The workers with the special shovels ended up getting a lot more
work done. The special shovels tripled the output of each worker, increasing
the laborer’s outputs from 17 to 60 tons of materials. Frederick
was not just proficient in the workshop his knowledge rolled over to tennis.
After coming up with an idea for a better tennis racket he invented an oval
contoured racket this led to over 50 percent of the wins of for the men’s team
for United States.
Fredrick’s advances in productivity
have transferred to today’s workforce and have since increased productivity 10-fold
if not more. By specializing tools of the trade for the right job he gave
workers what they needed to maximize production. In many ways, he revolutionized
the way corporations work today. By shaping laborers into employees, he made
the business run much more efficiently and kept workers with jobs. If Fredrick found
a worker not competent for a certain task he would reassign them to a different
one instead of just firing them. I think this was one of his most influential advances
and the most important ones carried over today. Today people are fairly
specialized in what they do most go to college to learn about the career they
were as in Fredrick’s time people took any job they could get. When workers are
happy and productivity the business was generally more productive and Fredrick knew
this. That’s why he worked so hard to improve the system to better the
workforce which in turn helped the hard-working people of the united states.
Frederick is a true forerunner
in the pioneering study of industrialized efficiency. Fredrick’s methods
continue to be of great effect throughout the world economy.