SOME TRENDS IN PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE

With the importance of technology in today's world, industrial/technological/sociological trends present great challenges and opportunities to management. For example, a proper balance between productivity and quality of life is an elusive goal. The writer had a unique opportunity to study some of these trends and developments in the automotive production line setting in northern European countries: Sweden, Germany, England, and Norway. The following report is a summary of these studies. Clearly, traditional production line problems involving boredom and labor unrest can be ameliorated by job enrichment and teamwork organization which modifies cycle times from about one minute to as much as 30 to 50 minutes.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Kaushagen, W M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00156505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM