A Design and Implementation Plan for a Keypunch Unit Management System Incorporating a Variable Incentive Wage Rate Based on Individual Productivity
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The thesis offers a method to reduce keypunch costs by increasing the marginal physical product of keypunch labor and machinery. The marginal physical product of labor is increased through 1 job enrichment, meaningful employee counseling, and motivational techniques 2 an incentive plan that rewards productive employees with higher wages or more leisure hours that is based on a Procedure Time Model which is mathematically predetermined, but adjusted based on actual production and 3 workspace environmental improvements designed to prevent working conditions from inhibiting the motivational and technological changes. The marginal physical product of machinery is increased through matching workload requirements to various hardware configurations with detailed emphasis on key disk hardware specifications and operational experiences. The thesis includes the procedures and computer programs necessary for implementation and the production reports and attitude questionnaires necessary to measure the degree to which implementation has been successful.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations