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UK MTM Association Alive and Well

Magazine article Management Services

UK MTM Association Alive and Well

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The UK MTM Association is pleased to announce that not only is there still an MTM presence in these sceptred isles, but that it is alive, kicking in several directions, and looking to expand both its capabilities and influence upon the commercial and industrial world.

A new initiative from the International MTM Directorate (IMD) requires that upon renewal of membership, each individual member will be required to sit and pass an assessment of his/her ability to analyse in those systems in which qualification has previously been achieved. It is subject to triennial renewal.

This is good news for all concerned, since for the company wishing to employ MTM qualified staff, either as employees, or on contract, there will now be in place a process that will provide a qualified and tested level of analysing ability. For the individual, there will now be the assurance that he/she can produce documentary evidence of testing and qualification. A similar situation has been requested and now installed in the USA, Germany and Sweden. The situation that obtained prior to this led to many instances where individuals had, in fact, passed the appropriate MTM examinations, but had either never used the qualification, or not used it for many years. The results of analyses derived by such people were usually inaccuracy in work-measurement, dissatisfaction on the part of the client company and a distrust of PMT systems generally. A great deal of good work (and expense) was jettisoned by companies through such experiences. It will soon be a simple matter for those companies and organisations looking to use MTM systems to validate someone's credentials through the MTM Association records.

The Board of the UK MTMA believes that this is one positive step forward amongst several that will be taken this year, and one that will be felt by many to be overdue. …

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