What is a Standard Minute?
The unit of a Standard Minute is used to measure the amount of work content for a defined method at a defined performance level that any task requires. That defined level is Standard Performance (BS100).
Producing 60 standard minutes per hour, having taken appropriate rest is Standard Performance.
People can achieve higher than BS100 performance and others less than 100 for reasons described in our section on Performance Rating or Standard Performance.
The Standard Minute or Standard Hour is the same unit of measurement used to identify the time value of tasks in every business sector – admin, retail, finance, manufacturing, distribution, service, construction, transport, etc.