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Has Human Resources Become Out of Date? – Forbes

by Bare Brilliance


Over the last 100 years, businesses have been run by professional management. The management revolution, which started in the 1850′s, defined a manager as a person who “leads the organization,” sets direction, and supervises the work of employees. The railroads and early oil companies were run this way, and then the pioneering thinker of the early 1900s, Fredrick Taylor, defined the organization as a “system which comes before the people.”