Scientific management principles in grocery shopping
Scientific Management Principles may help a person to be extra well-organized. It comprises of a list of the levels to achieve a definite job. The repeated phases can be removed or the stages can be joined as one. Therefore, we are able to finish the required tasks in the least possible time and thus become more efficient.
For example, steps involved in grocery shopping:
•Prepare a list of the items to be purchased after verifying the stock at home
•Find out the best retail store in the neighborhood where the quality of the products available is good and the price is reasonable.
•Select a particular date
•Go out and do the purchasing.
On comparing the way grocery shopping by an individual, they got to know that most people do not prepare any list for grocery to be purchased before going for shopping, whereas I do. Thus the person ends up purchasing irrelevant items and left out the important ones. As a result, one needs to go for shopping quite frequently which results in wastage of time and money. On the other hand, preparing a shopping list helps in being focused and avoiding unnecessary shopping. This saves time and money. Thus, it makes a person to be more efficient and effective in shopping grocery items.
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How do business organizations survive for 100+ years? Obviously, they’ve seen a lot of historical events come and go! Choose one of these companies and research their history: Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Avon, or General Electric. How has it changed over the years? From your research on this company, what did you learn that could help you be a better manager?