work simplification

work simplification

the use of special equipment, ergonomics, functional planning, and behavior modification to reduce the physical and psychological stresses of home maintenance for disabled people or their family members.

work sim·pli·fi·ca·tion

(wŏrk simpli-fi-kāshŭn)
Application to clinical procedures of time-and-motion studies, analysis of dental instruments and other equipment, and use of body mechanics to smooth patient's therapy.
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Systems Analysis and Work Simplification for Information Management" by Dr.
Our workforce reductions are mainly driven by two outcomes: work simplification as well as Nokia Devices and Services integration synergies and strategic alignment.
Businesses call this work simplification or streamlining.
Discuss work simplification and motion economy and how and why we utilize the principles in job design.
Young (1991) suggests that work simplification, adaptive equipment, and energy conservation may assist the individual in maintaining better health.
Work simplification was based on respect for the dignity of people and work and was developed by Frank Gilbreth from the age of seventeen, when he began work as a bricklayer.
Work Study initiatives such as Methods Studies, Value Analysis and Work Simplification programs are the established cost savings techniques.
This process-oriented approach provides the multidisciplinary view of operations that management needs to conduct meaningful performance reviews leading to work simplification, cost containment and productivity gains.
It grew out of the work simplification movement that began during the 1940s when industrial engineering began to come to the forefront of industry in America.
1) occupational therapy, to teach work simplification
Physical therapy can assist with conditioning, strengthening, and pain management, while occupational therapy is important for teaching activities of daily living, as well as providing education in energy conservation and work simplification techniques.