Gomberg, William
October 1947
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Oct47, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p80
Academic Journal
The article provides definitions of fatigue and various means of calculating the fatigue factor among employees as given by several writers and psychologists. From classic sources it will be noted that fatigue was not separated as an allowance by itself but was combined with downtime for nonrepeatitive elements to make an over-all combined allowance. An implicit assumption that an adequate measure of fatigue could be found in the measure of output has persisted in industrial engineering. Writer Frederick W. Taylor was primarily interested in maximum output, he was interested in selecting individuals who would yield maximum work and show minimum fatigue. However, a study conducted showed no evidence correlating the positive relationship between increased output rate and relief form fatigue.


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