Considering Frederick Taylor’s scientific management theory in the contemporary organizations, it does not hold true as the times have changed and so has the working pattern. The theory advocated putting unnecessary pressure on the employees to complete the work faster and the management is more concerned about the profitability rather than the condition of the employee. This is not acceptable in the current world because if the employee is exploited in any form, the organization has to pay a good price for it. Taylor also mentioned in his theory that the planning department and the doing department should work separately. This is not possible in the contemporary organizations where a lot of tasks are being handled by one person. Hence his involvement in the whole project is of major importance.
Taylor also suggested that more emphasis should be put on individual performance rather than the performance of the group. However, in the current scenario, the organizations consider themselves as teams and not just as individuals and hence the criticism or accolades are for the team and not for the individuals. Thus this point does not hold true for the current world. Taylor was of the view that the workers can be lured and motivated by financial gains. However, in the contemporary organizations finance is just a small part which motivated the employees. There are many heads which the organizations consider to motivate the employees. In the current scenario, the performance of the employees is measured both quantitatively and qualitatively unlike suggested by Taylor where he was of the view that the performance should measured quantitatively.