Analytics, Big Data, business, creativity, Frederick Taylor, Humanity, Information Technology, Knowledge Economy, Machines vs. Humans, management, Manufacturing, Mechanistic Thinking, Process, Production, Research and Development, Workflow, World View
This will be a very short blog post. I am not going to make an elaborate argument. Rather, I would like the “evidence” to speak for itself. My thesis is that Information Technology (IT) continues to proliferate mechanistic thinking in business, more than a century after Frederick Taylor fathered the science of workflow analysis and labor productivity in a manufacturing intensive economy. While we’ve since moved on to the knowledge economy, we have yet to abandon manufacturing thinking.