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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 widely adopted as a means of improving work methods by subdividing the different operations of a job into measurable elements, and they were in turn used as aids in standardization of work and in checking the efficiency of workers and equipment.

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Study may refer to:

  • Studying, to acquire knowledge on a subject through concentration on prepared learning materials
  • Study (drawing), a drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece
  • Study (room), a room in a home used as an office or library

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