The Efficiency Movement

The Efficiency Movement put the concept of efficiency at the alter of scientific management, what became know as Taylorism

There were three key aspects of this process: * Particulation * Rationalization * Serialization

**Particulation** The first step of maximizing efficiency is the breaking down a process to the individual parts. We call this step "particulation".

**Rationalization** The second part of this process is to use our intellect to understand the nature of each part. We call this step "rationalization".

**Serialization** The third part of the process is then to engineer a series of sequential parts into a new set of more efficient steps. We call this step "serialization".

Underpinning the work of Taylor was his time-method studies for different jobs. His work was later expanded by the motion studies of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth.