time and motion study

A formal *evaluation of the *efficiency and *effectiveness of operational activity in an organization. Time and motion studies typically look at the physical procedures and time taken to perform defined activities, with a view to simplifying and speeding up the activities reviewed.

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  • time and motion study — time and motion .study n a study of working methods to find out how effective they are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time and motion study — time and motion ,study noun count a study that measures how effective a method or system of working is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time-and-motion study — ► NOUN ▪ an evaluation of the efficiency of an industrial or other operation …   English terms dictionary

  • time and motion 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 motion study, ↑motion study, ↑time study, ↑work study • Hypernyms: ↑examination, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Time and motion study — A time and motion study (or time motion study) is a business efficiency technique combining the Time Study work of Frederick Winslow Taylor with the Motion Study work of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (not to be confused with his son best known… …   Wikipedia

  • time-and-motion 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 motion study, ↑motion study, ↑time study, ↑work study • Hypernyms: ↑examination, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • time and motion study — HR the measurement and analysis of the motions or steps involved in a particular task and the time taken to complete each one. Time and motion study can be broken down into two distinct techniques: method study, the analysis of how people work… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • time and motion study — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms time and motion study : singular time and motion study plural time and motion studies a study that measures how effective a method or system of working is …   English dictionary

  • time-and-motion study — Analysis of the time spent in going through the different motions of a job or series of jobs in the evaluation of industrial performance. Such studies were first instituted in offices and factories in the U.S. in the early 20th century. They were …   Universalium

  • time and motion study — A method of finding the best way of performing a complex task by breaking the task into small steps and measuring the time taken to perform each step. This enables standards of performance to be set. These standards can then be used to plan and… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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