Accession Number : AD0691759

Title :   TASK EXTENSION AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT.

Descriptive Note : Working paper,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HUMAN FACTORS IN TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Crossman,E. R. F. W.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *JOB ANALYSIS), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TIME STUDIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COSTS, DECISION MAKING, SUPERVISION, DISTRIBUTION THEORY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE