Congressional Edition Volume N . 6098

Congressional Edition Volume N . 6098

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...principally from the humanitarian standpoint. Nevertheless, as shown in Volume IV of this series, great advances in production have resulted directly from the elimination of conditions which were productive of accidents. Similarly, in other directions, improvements which have been introduced simply to relieve the workmen from intolerable conditions of heat or exposure to fumes and smoke have been found to have the most direct bearing on the productive power of the workmen. From the standpoint of the manufacturer, labor efficiency is measured by the amount of product secured from a given labor unit in a given period of time. Accepting this point of view, an anlysis of efficiency shows it to be the resultant of three factors: (1) "Skill.' including both the dexterity of the workman and whatever technical ability and training he may possess; (2) the "intensity" with which the necessary skill can be applied during a definite time unit; (3) "duration.' i. e.. the total number of hours in the working day during which efficient work can be maintained. It will be noted that in the above analysis no account has been taken of the gain in social efficiency through the lengthening of the trade life or of the period of industrial efficiency of the workmen. While this factor is of the greatest importance socially and of some consequence to the manufacturer himself, it is best that it should be considered separately, as it is a question of the greatest complexity and in a way is simply a resultant of the three factors named above. Furthermore, the significance of this factor to the manufacturer is so remote that it is generally ignored, or if considered is entirely subordinated to other elements.1 A brief extension of the analysis will...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648803
  • 9781236648808