Robert Owen's Management Theory

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As a kid, Robert Owen spent time around the _____.

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1. Robert Owen implemented a color-coded system to monitor employee productivity called the _____.

2. All of the following statements about Owen's factory are true, except _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo can help you measure your understanding of Owen's unique management theories. Among the subjects you'll be asked about are child labor and Owen's basic beliefs regarding productivity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Industrial Revolution child labor
  • Owen's management style
  • Childhood work experience of Robert Owen
  • Characteristics of Owen's factory
  • Monitoring of Owen's employees

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make certain you grasp the most important points from the related lesson on Robert Owen and his management practices
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Owen's attitude toward his employees and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uniqueness of Owen's philosophy regarding child labor as opposed to the practices of the time

Additional Learning

To learn more about Robert Owen's somewhat revolutionary ideas about running a factory, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Robert Owen's Management Theory. Among the objectives stressed in the lesson are the following:

  • Comment on the working conditions of children and adults in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Discuss at roughly what age and where Owen first started to implement his theories
  • Explain what Owen discovered about the relationship between the behavior of workers at work and outside of work
  • Examine common living conditions for workers during the Industrial Revolution
  • Investigate Owen's monitoring system and why it was effective
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