Meaning of work study in English:

work study


mass noun
  • (in business or industry) a system of assessing methods of working so as to achieve the maximum output and efficiency.

    • ‘A work study perhaps or work measurement might throw up some surprising results in large savings in administration or are we to believe there is no-one ‘employed’ in non-jobs in local government?’
    • ‘Far from increasing their output, operatives kept production well below work study targets.’
    • ‘Perhaps an exercise in work study / work measurement might not be out of order.’
    • ‘He joined the firm as a work study engineer or ‘efficiency expert’.’
    • ‘Maduna said that a work study evaluation carried out some years ago had recommended the creation of 300 new posts but these had not yet been done.’