Organisation and Work Study Officer

In order to ensure increased productivity in an organization, organization and work study officers analyze and improve the various factors that influence people in their working environment.

These factors can include the structure policy and procedures of the organisation, systems and methods being used, the environment, facilities and aids. They do extensive research into current labour practices and then submit reports to management with specific recommendations with regard to the elimination of waste, increase in productivity or where costs could be saved.

The work is quite varied and can include acting as facilitator in various stances, determining the need for additional office equipment, introducing better administrative systems, such as filing or retrieving information, determining staff needs, implementing incentive schemes, simplifying or improving work procedures and determining requirements that would improve the general productivity.

Organisation and work study officers usually work in clean, pleasant and comfortable office environments. However, because all the areas and departments of the organisation need to be analysed, they are not desk-bound.

Personal Requirements

  • good communicator, in both speech and writing
  • excellent interpersonal relations
  • patient, original and objective
  • enthusiastic and inquisitive
  • able to persevere
  • tactful, able to inspire confidence


  • any private organisation
  • local authorities
  • government and quasi-government organisations
  • provincial administrations

Getting Started

  • join your school’s debating team
  • gain more confidence in front of people
  • arrange to speak to an organisation and work study officer about this type of career


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