The International MTM Directorate, Inc., originally constituted in Paris on June 25, 1957, is a Federation of National MTM Associations incorporated under the laws of Ohio on November 6, 1968.
The general objective of the IMD and the National MTM Associations is to develop, spread and employ knowledge concerning man at work so as to improve his productivity, his job satisfaction and his working conditions.
More specifically, the objectives of the IMD are to encourage close cooperation among all those interested in the study of man at work whether it is in research, training or field of application.
The major areas of activity of the IMD to reach the general objective are:
To widen the scope of and improve MTM (meaning the system and its data), to develop the knowledge of application of MTM, to develop new ways of processing MTM data and information on working conditions, to further the integration of work measurement systems and to deepen the knowledge of man at work by coordinating the research activities of the National Associations, by suggesting or initiating research which is not yet being performed by the National Associations and by encouraging and coordinating the publication of research reports.
Standards of practice
To ensure international standards of MTM practice, which includes uniformity of basic MTM data, internationally approved data systems, definitions, application rules and minimum requirements for training and examinations, by defining MTM, by coordinating training and examination development and practice internationally and by recommending publication of international standards of practice.
To encourage and coordinate the creation of new National MTM Associations and their admission as Aspirant members and/or members, by determining minimum requirements for membership, by collecting information on MTM activities in non-member countries, by assisting National Associations in their efforts to develop new members.
To improve knowledge of members and other circles in the business and academic world on developments and achievements of MTM research, training and application, its growth and its acceptance, by collecting and spreading information, by promoting seminars, conferences and printed publications, and by encouraging members to exchange information.