LOCAL COMMAND WORK MEASUREMENT AS A BASIC STEP IN MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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The general conditions which are necessary for the successful accomplishment of a program to improve management of naval shore stations are summarized, with emphasis upon local command work measurement as a basic step in such a program. Work measurement can contribute to the motivation for improving manpower utilization. Understanding and acceptance are essential to success of the program. Variation in acceptance depends upon any or all of the following 1 attitude 2 fear of misuse of work measurement data 3 standards which appear fair and equitable to the local personnel 4 time to prove the system and 5 positive, aggressive leadership in the introduction of the program and follow-up action. Work measurement must be tied in with operations and measurement of the entire station. The installation of local work measurement programs at all naval shore stations was recommended. It was suggested 1 that a short orientation program in management be given officers in key administrative billots on being ordered to such billets, and 2 that large shore stations have a management engineering office, staffed by 1 or more officers with appropriate training and qualifications.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations