About This Chapter
The Organizational Theories and Human Resources chapter of this Human Resource Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master human resource management. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of organizational theories.
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human resource management material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human resources. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding classical, Frederick Taylor's and Henri Fayol's management principles, as well as organizational theories in general
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about human resources (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about organizational theories
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra human resource learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Organizational Theories and Human Resources chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Organizational Theories and Human Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any organizational theory question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an organizational theories unit of a standard human resource management course. Topics covered include:
- Classical Scientific School of Management
- Productivity and efficiency
- Departmental tasking
- The human relations movement
- Theory X and Theory Y managers
1. Classical Scientific School of Management
The scientific school of management focused on the 'science' of creating specialized work processes and workforce skills to complete production tasks efficiently. This lesson will discuss the development of scientific management and how it is applied by management as illustrated by the classic example of Henry Ford's Model T production line.
2. Frederick Taylor & Management: Maximizing Productivity & Efficiency
Known as the father of scientific management, Frederick Taylor revolutionized management practices. This lesson will discuss the contributions Taylor made to the field of management, most of which are still used today to maximize productivity and efficiency.
3. Fayol's Theories on Staff Management and Worker Satisfaction
In this lesson, we'll discuss how Henri Fayol's final seven principles play out in the workplace. Using a professional restaurant kitchen as an example, you'll learn about the importance of worker satisfaction and other elements of effective management.
4. Henri Fayol's Management Principles: Managing Departmental Task Organization
Prior to Henri Fayol's development of an administrative theory of management, managers took a scientific approach to work, attempting to maximize productivity by treating their workers like machines. Fayol's 14 Principles of Management focus on the entire organization rather than just the work. This lesson covers the first seven of these principles.
5. The Human Relations Movement: Definition and Significance to Organizational Behavior
The human relations movement in organizational behavior focuses on the person as an individual and not as just another part of the mechanics of production. The implementation of this theory decreases turnover, absenteeism and poor job commitment.
6. Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers
Have you ever thought your boss despises you and all your co-workers? Or maybe you've lucked out and your superiors really encourage you to be yourself. This lesson describes the two types of managers you might have, Theory X and Theory Y. Find out how the idea of self-fulfilling prophecies affects employees actions according to Douglas McGregor.
7. Reward Management: Theory & Importance
Reward management is important for any business that has employees. Human resources is usually in charge of the reward management program in a company. This lesson discusses the theory and importance of reward management.
8. Compensation Management: Theories & Challenges
Compensation management is the art of using different pay and benefits to recruit and keep the best talent within an industry. In this lesson, we'll learn about some theories and strategies of compensation management.
9. Knowledge Management: Theory & Strategies
This lesson offers an overview of knowledge, knowledge management (KM) and the theories and strategies an organization can adopt to organize information. After, take the quiz to check on your new knowledge.
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