MHR 523 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Piece Work, Eval, Industrial Engineering
Piecework plans piecework = a system of pay based on the number of items processed by each indiv. workers in a unit of time items per hr. , items per day job eval. and industrial engineering job eval. : assign hrly wage rate, industrial engineering: production std. std. # units per hr. eg) per hour 20 things per hr. : fairly simple compute and understand, express in time not money, clerical chore avoided. : jobs interrelated, reduce jealously, ppl indebted to each other, cooperation, less bickering, ojt: choose measurable definition of group performance or productivity that the group can control. Most effective when high lvl comm. w/ employees about specifics of the plan, strong worker involvement disadv. : less motivating in plan design/implementation, group members perceive plan fair. Incentives for senior managers and executives sr. man. and execs get bonus/incentive b/c of role they play in determining divisional and corp. profitability.