History of Management in 50 Tweets

#hist50 Stonehenge, pyramids, Hanging Gardens all required managers, but called slave drivers. Then, in Indl Rev, supervisors & overseers.

#hist50 Latin manus (hand); Italian maneggiare (to handle); French ménagement (care) evolve into modern word, management.

#hist50 19th century management’s genesis: household management, Mrs Beeton, efficiency guru; organization & leadership of military.

#hist50 Elihu Root, Sec of War, re-organized the General Staff of the US Army. Peter Drucker cites as early exemplar of management @ work.

#hist50 Ford’s mass production. Scale required managers. ‘Our policy is to reduce the price, extend the operations & improve the article’.

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