Work simplification is making work easier. According to
Nickell and Dorsey, 'it is the conscious seeking of
simplest, easiest and quickest method of doing work.' It aims at
more work with limited amount of time and energy
Home making involves various types of activities which are most of the
time tedious, monotonous, time consuming and involves various types of skill.
Most of the work if done without much skill and under pressure would lead to
unhappiness or frustration. To manage the house one should know the best way of
doing each household activity. To do the work easily one should know why, how,
when, who and where a work should he done.
Dr. Marvin Mundel has given five factors that influence the character of work. They are:
1. Change in hand and
Work can be simplified by using each part of the body properly and
This can be achieved by
Keeping body parts in alignment
Using muscles effectively
Doing the work in rhythmic motion
Developing skill in work.
2. Change in equipment
and work arrangement
Using labour saving devices, planning work surfaces at proper height,
depth and width with proper tools and adequate storage space and lighting will
improve the efficiency of work.
3. Change in
are a lot of household activities to be accomplished time and energy can be
saved by simplifying the work through combining the tasks and eliminating unnecessary
4. Change in finished
Simplification of work could be achieved by changing the standards or
expectations of the finished product.
5. Change in material
This refers to the change in the raw ingredient to get the same final products.