Mayo s known for his application to the theories of sociology that he learned to other
Management studies that were being during his time. He applied his existing sociological theories to the research that he was
familiar with. Mayo was an excellent publicist of the studies, and his advocacy of the concepts of social man and social needs
were so strongly associated with the studies. (Rose, 1988, p 220). Mayo wrote his first book in 1933 called The Human
Problems of an Industrial Civilization which pointed out the political problems that
arise from an
industrial civilization. Mayo's work contributed to management theory through research
conducted at Western Electric's Hawthorn Works which took place from 1927 - 1932. Mayo was also able to provide concrete
evidence to support Follet's theory that the lack of attention to human relationships was a major flaw in other management
theories. (Rieger, 1995, p 1). Elton Mayo theories of management show ways how to motivate employees to be more
productive.For example rewarding an employee for outstanding
performance could help motivate other employees to want to do better so that they
the chance to be recognized for their outstanding work.
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