work unit


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work unit

[′wərk ‚yü·nət]
(industrial engineering)
An amount of work or the result of an amount of work that is treated as an integer (a single piece of information) when work is being characterized quantitatively.
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Thus, higher organizational performance in a work unit can enable employees to believe in their abilities to successfully accomplish a particular task by boosting professional identity.
It has sought out information honestly and successfully that might not be flattering -- the authentic perceptions of its constituents, the performance variability of its work units, and the genuine engagement levels of its employees and students.
Work Unit Guidance and Coordination are relatively equal in importance, as are possessing a Results Focus and Broad Perspective (or placing too much emphasis upon a Strategic View).
Thus, a work unit with greater functional diversity will stimulate more creative behaviour among its members.
Managers will use evaluation tools, metrics, and long-term plan to implement the program in the work unit.
Instead of exploring these extensions, Frazier appears content to use a neo-institutional framework to elucidate how the Chinese work unit developed over the 30-year period in question.
The DoD would like the customer to purchase an additional work unit from DFAS whenever the marginal benefit to the customer exceeds the marginal cost to DFAS of producing that work unit, and when the marginal cost of buying the service from DFAS is lower than the cost to the customer of doing the work itself or buying it from a contractor.
His life experiences in work units enable him to know such concepts or practices as zuzhi dui zuzhi (organization to organization) and chuanxiaoxie (giving one tight shoes to wear).
Finally, although earlier research examined some dual commitments - for instance, to an organization and to a union, to an organization and to an occupation, and, more recently, multiple commitments at work, this research made little or no distinction between commitment to the parent company and to the local work unit.
The Iowa ABC system uses three categories of resources: work unit costs, costs on behalf of work units, and governmentwide and departmentwide costs.
This scale provides diagrams depicting the workflow within a unit, and group members indicate the degree to which the level of interdependence in their work unit is similar to the diagram.
Under a gains sharing plan, the organization and employees share in any productivity gains when the organization and work unit performance measures exceed a base performance level.