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Henry Gantt

Data de nascimento: 20. Maio 1861
Data de falecimento: 23. Novembro 1919

Henry Laurence Gantt foi um engenheiro mecânico norte-americano.

Em 1887 foi trabalhar na Midvale Steel e se tornou assistente no departamento de engenharia, onde Frederick Taylor era o engenheiro-chefe de produção. Em 1888 tornou-se assistente direto de Taylor. Gantt era também um inventor prático, e junto com Taylor registrou seis patentes. É o inventor do diagrama de Gantt.

Citações Henry Gantt

„Whatever we do must be in accord with human nature. We cannot drive people; we must direct their development… The general policy of the past has been to drive, but the era of force must give way to that of knowledge, and the policy of the future will be to teach and to lead, to the advantage of all concerned“

—  Henry Gantt
Work, Wages, and Profits: Their Influence on the Cost of Living. 1910, Gantt (1910) Work, Wages, and Profits: Their Influence on the Cost of Living, p. 116. cited in: Daniel A. Wren (1994) The evolution of management thought. p. 137.

„Engineers were the only members of the community "who understand the needs of the nation, desires of the workmen, and the power of the productive forces"“

—  Henry Gantt
Organizing for Work, 1919, p. 332 as cited in: J.T. Knoedler (1997) "Veblen and technical efficiency". In: Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Dec., 1997), pp. 1011-1026.

„Finance and industry must be socialized somehow.“

—  Henry Gantt
If we refuse to do it from the bottom we shall have to do it from the top, and doing it from the top means the emergence of many Prussias — with wars upon wars. Henry Gantt cited in: Leon Pratt Alford (1934) Henry Laurence Gantt, leader in industry. p. 265. Highlighted section quoted in: Henry Mintzberg (1994) The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning. p. 169.

„Taylor’s friend Henry Gantt explains to his fellow engineers in the middle of the First World War that they must "develop a task system on the basis of democracy that will yield as good, or better, results than those now in operation under autocracy"“

—  Henry Gantt
Industrial leadership, 1916, p. 53 as cited in: Thibault Le Texier (2011) "Management Is By Nature Knowledge Management: Taylor, Scientific Management and the Early Organization of Knowledge".

„The aim of our efficiency has not been to produce goods, but to harvest dollars… The production of goods was always secondary to the securing of dollars.“

—  Henry Gantt
H.L. Gantt cited in: Walter N. Polakov (1922) "The measurement of human work" in: Wallace Clark (1922) The Gantt chart, a working tool of management. New York, Ronald Press. Preface. p. 152.

„It is becoming perfectly clear that the principles underlying industrial and military efficiency are the same and that a nation, to be efficient in a military sense, must first be efficient industrially“

—  Henry Gantt
Industrial leadership, 1916, p. 936) cited in: P.B. Petersen (1986) "Correspondence from Henry L. Gantt to an old friend reveals new information about Gantt". In: Journal of Management Fall 1986 vol. 12 no. 3 pp. 339-350.

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