The industrial revolution and the fast growth of U.S. manufacturing after the Civil War created many problems for businesses, individuals, and society. Although it may seem strange from today’s perspective, these problems had never really existed before! The practice of management came about as a response to these problems.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes how the industrial revolution and rapid growth of American industry after the Civil War created the need for management. You may want to address the following:
- Identify business problems that resulted from the industrial revolution and fast growth of U.S. manufacturing after the Civil War.
- Explain the significance of each problem. For example, why was it such a problem? Whom was it a problem for: business owners, workers, society? How were people and businesses affected by the problem?
- What need did the problem create? What lessons were learned?
List your references according to APA guidelines, including links to any websites or online articles your paper refers to.
Ch. 3 of the textbook organizes problems that arose during the industrial revolution into several categories:
- How does a business find, train, and motivate workers? (pp. 44–50)
- Who should manage workers, and how should these managers behave? (pp. 50–55)
- What are acceptable working conditions, and for whom? (pp. 55–59)
Ch. 6 describes challenges that resulted from rapid growth in American industry after the Civil War. It concludes (p. 117) by grouping these challenges into three categories:
- The organizational and methods problems of melding technology, materials, organizational functions, and productive processes in an efﬁcient manner
- The human problems of acquiring, developing, stimulating, and controlling human behavior toward preconceived ends
- The managerial problem of fusing both of these facets to accomplish objectives