History of Work-Study in Bangladesh:
Mr. F.W. Taylor who is called the father of scientific management is the founder of Work-Study.During the Second World War USA needed so many arms within a short time. Then Mr. F.W. Taylor applied Work-Study method to make many arms in short time and got tremendous result. After that Work-Study is being used in everywhere. Now it’s circumference is getting larger day by day.
Mr. Keith Harding from England started Work-Study in Youngone, Chittagong in 1991. He started with only three members Mr. S. Chowdhury, Mr. Aminul Haque & Mr. Ahsanul Haque by named. (Now they have become Director Global Prod, Deputy General manager & Factory Manager respectively.) Now about two hundred members are working with Work-Study in youngone, Chittagong. It’s contributing very well to increase the productivity in Bangladesh.
Introduction to Work-Study:
Management frequently calls on specialists to assist it in improving productivity. One of the most powerful tools they can use is that of Work-Study.
When management calls on Work-Study in improving productivity then they aims at
- 1. Examining the way an activity is being carried out
- 2. Simplifying or modifying the method
- 3. Reduce unnecessary or excess work
- 4. Wasteful use of resources and
- 5. Setting up a time standard for performing that activity.
The relation between Work-Study and Productivity is obvious. If Work-Study can reduce/ cutting down of an activity by 20%, merely as a result of
Rearranging the sequence or
Modifying or simplifying the method of operation Without
Then productivity will go up/ increase 20 %.
Definition 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.