People from many business sectors regularly ask us for “a time and motion study”. We can definitely help.
Nearly all human work, other than thinking time, is about motion and movement: fingers, limbs, body movement, steps, moving materials, operating equipment, using controls, keyboard depressions, telephone etc. This applies in every business sector. The time taken is really important as all motion takes time.
Improving productivity is about reducing movement and reducing time.
Excessive motion is a waste of time and it’s more tiring. If you reduce, eliminate or simplify any movements you will save time. When an activity becomes easier and quicker, you’ll have more capacity and be more productive.
You need to measure to identify how much time has been saved and then benefit from the reduced work content. Unless you action higher targets or reduced input time you’ll lose the benefits of the changes.
Productivity is linked to time and motion and is often thought to be about working harder or faster. In reality, productivity is about making the work simpler, easier, quicker; it’s about finding better and more consistent methods that will reduce work content. In so many cases it’s about better organisation.
With better methods, higher targets and with good measures you will benefit from reduced costs, improved capacities and better planning and use of your resources.
We’ve been helping people in every business sector with their ‘time and motion’ issues, so we know exactly how to address them.
We’re proud of our reputation for significant and independent productivity expertise. We help all sizes of organisation. Why don’t you try us?