The Ryanair Case Study: The Importance Of Scientific Management

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Scientific management is a way that an organisation regulates their staff within a workplace. The theory behind this is accomplished by selecting the ‘best person for the best role’, who will undertake the training to train each worker to do a ‘specific role the right way’ (Frederick Taylor). This extracts the responsibility from the employee whilst handing over executive decisions to the employer to make strategic directions. Frederick Taylor required the managers to set the tasks for the employees in advanced and that each task was to be detailed to each employee, to be done in a certain way and completed by an exact time no less. (Management, D. Boddy pg 44) This method was adapted in 1856 by a man named Frederick Taylor who was an American…show more content…
As we can see from the case study, ryanair has pushed itself to success in its current period. Based on research so far in this essay, it seems that the whole reason behind Frederick Taylor’s theory is that he tends to aim for making the most of his employees, to work to their highest standards for a successful company. When we look at the Ryanair case study on (Management, D. Boddy pg 23) we can see that one of the key points is that the staff must turn an aircraft round between the flights in a matter of 25 minutes, which has a positive affect on increasing revenue. However this leaves the employees under pressure but this also tells us that the Ryanair organisation make the most out of their employees, just like Frederick Taylor’s theory. Getting these tasks complete by the employees is all in the manager’s responsibility, Ryanair regulate their staff so that the managers are held responsible for providing the strategies for the employees as mentioned in the case study on (Management, D. Boddy pg 23). Frederick Taylor’s scientific management theory has an influence on this as quoted…show more content…
The staffs are also eligible for a bonus structure. This motivates staff to work for Ryanair because they get a chance to earn extra money in their bonus scheme. This is also a scientific management theory because it allows Ryanair to gain maximum prosperity from the staff by motivating them with money to work to a high standard and make the staff want to achieve goals within the work place We can also identify the weaknesses of Ryanair in accordance to scientific management. From what we have previously discussed in the essay we now know that there are a few points from Douglas McGregor’s theory X that can relate to scientific management. However these key points also have influences on Ryanair, which can come across as
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