This book, written by the International Labour Organization, is an effort to apply the work study concept to the Indian framework.
Summary Of The Book
Introduction To Work Study has been adapted by the editors in order to suit the specific needs of the Indian market. A number of important concepts that are pertinent to the subject of work are covered. Introduction To Work Study gives ample training to its readers in the techniques of method study and work measurement. Other important units such as machine shops, industries, the ‘services’ sector and regular office work are covered.
Throughout the book, references are made to the concept of using computer systems in order to solve work study related problems. Production management approaches are also covered. In order to help the reader understand the concepts practically, a number of examples are included.
Since the book is catering to an Indian audience, a few chapters have been changed for the purpose. For example, Chapter 1, which was originally about productivity and standard of living, deals with productivity in general in the Indian adaptation. The process of determining space requirements was confined to one section of Chapter nine, but the Indian version has an entire chapter (Chapter 25) dedicated to it.
Introduction To Work Study is a suitable presentation for Indian readers, and it contains two integrated exercises for practice and understanding. The International Labour Organization is a part of the United Nations, and it was founded in 1919 in the midst of a war. The main concept behind its establishment was that only equal social justice could bring lasting peace.