Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach

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Why was the neoclassical theory of management developed?

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1. Which of these describes the focus of neoclassical management theory?

2. How would a manager implement the ideas of the behavioral movement into her workplace?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the history behind today's current approaches to leading a company, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the human relations approach to management. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding why the neoclassical school of thought arose as well as knowing the focus of neoclassical management theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why the neoclassical school of thought arose
  • Focus of neoclassical management theory
  • Two theories in neoclassical management theory
  • Resultant school of thought from the Hawthorne studies
  • How managers are encouraged in neoclassical management theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why the neoclassical school of thought arose and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the resultant school of thought from the Hawthorne studies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human relations management lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the shift away from classical management theory, review the corresponding lesson called Neoclassical Theory of Management: The Human Relations Approach. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how work was monitored under classical management theory
  • Describe how the neoclassical theory of management was born
  • Identify the characteristics of the neoclassical theory
  • Explain the purpose of the two movements within the theory
  • Appreciate how managers were encouraged to help their employees
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