work study

work study
A systematic examination of human work processes, designed to identify the ways in which the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes can be improved. It usually consists of a method study to compare existing methods with proposed methods and work measurement to establish the time required by a qualified worker to do the job to a specified standard. Traditionally, work study techniques have been associated with the school of scientific management and applied by specialists known as industrial engineers (or more colloquially as time-and-motion experts), working in management services departments. The introduction of such approaches as total quality management has enabled managers and staff to take responsibility for the design and management of their own systems. Recent techniques, such as business process re-engineering, share many of the same objectives as work study but exploit information technology, which was not available to earlier industrial engineers.

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  • work-study — ˈwork ˌstudy adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCES relating to a system by which people can work part of the time while they are studying: • He worked on a newspaper as part of a work study program in high school. * * * work study UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • work study — ˈwork ˌstudy noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the job or process of examining the way work is done in an organization, to see if it can be improved: • All our managers are trained in the science of work study. • work study consultants …   Financial and business terms

  • work-study — [work′stud′ē] adj. of or relating to any of various programs, as at a university, which enable students to engage in part time employment while continuing their studies * * * work stud·y (wûrkʹstŭdʹē) adj. Of, relating to, or being an academic… …   Universalium

  • work-study — work ,study noun uncount a system by which students work at a job to gain experience while they are still in HIGH SCHOOL or college …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • work-study — [work′stud′ē] adj. of or relating to any of various programs, as at a university, which enable students to engage in part time employment while continuing their studies …   English World dictionary

  • work study — noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort • Syn: ↑time and motion study, ↑time and motion study, ↑time motion study, ↑motion study, ↑time study • Hypernyms: ↑examination, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • work study engineer — darbo tyrimo inžinierius statusas T sritis profesijos apibrėžtis Inžinierius, kuris tiria, parengia ir teikia rekomendacijas darbo efektyvumui didinti ir prižiūri jų įdiegimą. Jis analizuoja darbo procedūras ir suformuluoja principus darbo… …   Inžinieriai, technikai ir technologai. Trikalbis aiškinamasis žodynėlis

  • work study technician — darbo tyrimo technikas statusas T sritis profesijos apibrėžtis Technikas, kuris, dažniausiai darbo tyrimo inžinieriaus vadovaujamas ir prižiūrimas, atlieka techninio pobūdžio užduotis, susijusias su darbo srautų grafikų ir diagramų parengimu,… …   Inžinieriai, technikai ir technologai. Trikalbis aiškinamasis žodynėlis

  • work study — examination of works methods and measurement of output in order to plan an effective work system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • work-study program — noun an educational plan in which students alternate between paid employment and formal study (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑education, ↑instruction, ↑teaching, ↑pedagogy, ↑didactics, ↑educational activity * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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