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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Karlheinz Rauter (2012): Arbeitszeitbedarf der bäuerlichen Gästebeherbergung Methodenvergleich in der Erhebung von Arbeitszeiten zur Identifikation von Optimierungspotenzialen am Betrieb.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 176. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
A large part of the expenses in rural guest lodging are labor costs. Therefore, it is recommended to determine the required working hours in advance to estimate the employment of staff. The investigated area of work is comprised of boarding, looking after guests, doing the laundry, cleaning work, management and farm maintenance. One selected method was concerned with self-recording the estimated working time according to the different tasks of the employees. The total labour input for 10 guests with half board was 12.9 working hours per day. Diary surveys work well for inter-company comparisons. For recording the time through observing, all tasks were subdivided into work elements. The time required was collected with a pocket PC and then linked in a modeling. The total working time requirement was 11.7 man power hours per day. This method allows identifying activity-based interference factors and hence improves an optimization of the working processes of the farm. When comparing the two methods with an equally assumed influence quantity, the difference was relatively small, namely between 5 % and 15 % depending on the influencing factors. Data from working observations are more precise than data from self-recording, but however, they require more effort in data collection and modeling. When comparing the results with the already existing data, the total working time requirement appeared to be higher. Due to the lack of information about data quality in former studies, a comparison was not utilitarian. Potential for optimization for the investigated farm was identified. The area of activity “garden and harvest” was allocated with the highest priority due to the fact that sprinkler systems would reduce up to 27 man power minutes per day.

Beurteilende(r): Quendler Elisabeth

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