TASK EXTENSION AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HUMAN FACTORS IN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP
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Methodological deficiencies revealed in field trials of Jaques Time-span of Discretion instrument, point to a need to include resource-deployment as a second dimension in measuring level of organizational work. This can be achieved by estimating resources allocated by the superior to performance of each task for which task-extension is measured. Unitary models and estimators of resource-deployment span and capacity are developed for proposed use in further field studies. These promise better statistical properties than time-span of discretion. It is suggested that mean resource-deployment rate may be estimated as the aggregate of five distinct types of resource rate, viz., own time, workforce time, rate of overhead service usage, rate of raw material usage, cost of capital equipment, cost of maintaining inventory. Author
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