- the application of scientific methods to the problem of obtaining maximum efficiency in industrial work or the like.
Origin of Taylorism1
- a modified form of Calvinism that maintains that every person has a free will, and that makes a distinction between depravity, as the tendency to commit sins, and sin, as a voluntary choice of evil actions.
Origin of Taylorism2
after Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858), U.S. theologian; see -ism
Also called New Haven theology.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for taylorism
They have branded Taylorism and Cassism as unworthy of support.Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)