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Importance of Work-Study

Without measurements, there can be no management and if the measurements are inaccurate there can be mismanagement. When it comes to measuring the standard times of various operations in the needle trade, work-study is a powerful tool.

There is nothing new about the investigation & improvement of operations at the work place; good managers have been investigating and improving ever since human effort was first organized on a large scale. Managers of outstanding ability – geniuses – have always been able to make notable advances. Unfortunately, no country seems to have an adequate supply of competent managers. The prime value of Work-Study lies in the fact that by carrying out its systematic procedures, a manager can achieve results as good as or better than the less systematic genius was able to do in the past.

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Basic Procedure of Work-Study

Work-Study is the systematic examination of the methods of carrying out activities so as to improve  the effective use of resources & to establish standards of performance for those activities.

There are eight steps in performing a complete work-study. They are:


1)                                              Select

The task to be studied


2)                                               Record

By collecting data at source & by direct observation

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Techniques of Work-Study

There are two primary techniques used by Work-Study practitioners:
a) Method Study: The systematic recording & critical examination of activities in order to make improvements.
b) Work Measurement: The application of techniques designed to establish the time for a qualified worker to carry out a task to a specified method.

Just as with other management functions it is common to have specialization between two disciplines, i.e. those who only carry out investigation into method improvements & those who establish timings. This is dependent upon the skills of the practitioners & the expectation of the company. Read more…

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