A Workday Task Analysis is the process of learning about workers by observing them in action, in order to understand in detail how they perform their tasks and achieve their intended goals.
What is a Workday Task Analysis, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Workday Task Analysis
Description of Workday Task Analysis
Workday Task Analysis is the analysis of how a frequent and repetitive task is accomplished, including a detailed description of both manual and mental requirements, task durations, frequency, allocation, complexity, environmental conditions, necessary clothing and equipment, and any other factors required for one or more people to perform a given task.
The Information gained from a Workday Task Analysis can then be used for selection of personnel, training, tool selection, and possibly automation.
Workday Task Analysis makes it possible to design and allocate tasks appropriately within any system or organization. When the analysis is done on a continuous basis, other benefits result and can include minimization of errors, staff development, and encouraging a cohesive, continual improvement approach and attitude among employees.
Tools & Templates
Specific tools used in a Workday Task Analysis include detailed job descriptions, employee interviews and observations.
upBOARD's Online Workday Task Analysis Tools & Templates
upBOARD’s online Workday Task Analysis tools allow any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
Learn more about upBOARD’s portfolio of other human resources best practice tools and templates, including:
Career Planning, Change Management, Communication Management, Competency-Based Interviewing, Critical Incidents, Culture Mapping, Delphi Method, Employee Engagement Surveys, Executive & Leadership Coaching, Growth Mindset, Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, Job Analysis, Job Description, Learning and Growth Perspective, Mentoring, Performance Management, RACI, Resource Breakdown Structures (RBS), Retirement Index, Skills Requirement Checklist, Stakeholder Analysis, and Workday Task Analysis.