Management Hall of Fame
Most Respected Management Gurus
Henry Gantt (Henry Laurence
The Gantt Chart
(1861 - 1919)
"Whatever we do must be in accord with human nature. We cannot drive
people; we must direct their development…the general policy of the past
has been to drive; but the era of force must give way to that of
knowledge, and the policy of the future will be to teach and lead, to the
advantage of all concerned." (Henry Gantt)
Henry Gantt's legacy to management profession is the following:
- The Gantt chart: Accepted
as a the most important project management tool until today. It provides a graphic
mechanism of planning, controlling work and recording the progress of workers toward the task
standard. The Chart also led to its modern variation - PERT (Program Evaluation and Review
- Industrial Efficiency: Industrial efficiency
can Only be produce by the application of scientific analysis to every
aspect of work. and industrial management role is to improve the system by
eliminating chance and accidents.
- The Task And Bonus System: He linked the
a manager bonus to how well he teaches his employees to perform
- The social responsibility of business:
He believed that the business had
obligations to the welfare of society that it operates in.
Books & References:
Work Wages and Profits (Management in History No 41). New York: Engineering Magazine co. 1910.
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