6.51 Work Measurement is sometimes used as a new and more popular term for ‘time study’. In this chapter it will be used to cover a wider field, which, while it includes ‘time study’, will have a considerably broader meaning. Productivity, both national and that of the individual factory and shop, methods study and motion study, all have the right (and an equal right) to be considered under the heading of Work Measurement, together with time study as commonly known and practised. Rate fixing, which is an immature form of time study, has also many of the elements which justify its inclusion under this heading, and some mention of Job Evaluation must be made. Fig. 16 is a general schematic diagram indicating where some of the above‐mentioned measurements lie in relation to one another. No serious attempt has been made in this diagram to indicate correct scales or proportions, but enough has been shown to indicate that the area to which time study can be applied is at the base of a complicated pyramid and that its influence is of the same order as that of a tributary to a main stream.
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