Elton Mayo’s Theory of Human Relation

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  • Dr. R. S. Bhakuni

Abstract

Everyone has unique needs and expectations. Every successful workplace culture embraces multiple perspectives, accommodates various expectations and fulfills the unique needs of employees. This management approach was first seen in the Human Relations Theory. Read on to see how this management approach changed the world of work.

To understand the human relations approach, we must first understand the context it emerged. The human relations movement emerged as a response to some of the limitations of scientific management theory. According to scientific management, there was a logic to actions and knowledge that boosted workplace motivation. In other words, efficiency was a result of operational, legal and administrative improvements

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- Mayo, Elton: The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization, Taylor & Francis Ltd., London, Reprint 2007.

- Easton, David: The Political System: An Enquary into the state of Political Science, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1953.

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2007-07-31

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