Article

Human Relations And Management Consulting: Elton Mayo And Eric Trist

Richard C. S. Trahair and Kyle Bruce

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199235049
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199235049.013.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

 Human Relations And Management Consulting: Elton Mayo And Eric Trist

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Theory and Behaviour

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article introduces Elton Mayo and Eric Trist, who have made significant contributions to the field of human relations and management consulting. Elton Mayo is considered as the ‘father’ of the human relations school of management, while Eric Trist made influential contributions to the field of organizational development and was one of the founding members of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. The first section of the article provides a short biography of Mayo and Trist, while the following section summarizes their roles as consultants. The article then considers Mayo and Trist's impact on management practitioners. This article concludes with several comments on their contributions to the professionalization of management and management consulting.

Keywords: Elton Mayo; Eric Trist; human relations; management consulting; school of management; organizational development; Tavistock Institute of Human Relations; management practitioners

Article.  9471 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.