The productivity science movement has benefited from the work of a number of original scientific thinkers and practising engineers. These pages pay brief tribute to the early pioneers who made the whole productivity movement possible and who set the foundation for the development of productivity science.

 Frank Gilbreth (1868 – 1924)

 Lilian Gilbreth (1878 – 1972)

 George Elton Mayo (1880 – 1949)

 Charles E. Sorensen (1881-1968)

 Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856 – 1915)