Comparison between method and work measurement:
Method study is the principle technique for reducing the work involved primarily by eliminating unnecessary movement on the part of materials or operatives and by substituting good method for poor ones. Methods study can reveal shortcoming of design materials, and method of manufacture and as such affects mainly technical people.
Work measurement is concerned with investigating and reducing and subsequently eliminating ineffective time. Not only can it revel the existence of ineffective time but it can be used to set standard times for carrying out the work so that if any ineffective time does evolve later it will immediately be found out by the increased standard time Work measurement is more likely to shown up the management itself and the behaviour of the workers.