« I was trained by the bte »
The « Bureau des temps élémentaires » (bte) was created in 1938 by the cooperation of major companies of the time within the « Comité National de l’Organisation Française » (CNOF) and quickly positioned itself as the reference in the field of labour studies.
In 1942, the company separated from the CNOF and became an association under the 1901 law. It focuses mainly on the study and measurement of time, methods and scheduling in the logic of the scientific organization of work (OST).
The bte has also played an essential role in the training of thousands of companies and trainees in the form of internships.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the emergence of participatory management ideas driven by Toyotism disrupted the evolution of bte, until it was bought by Jean-Luc Subra in 1997.
Since 2010, it has experienced a new boom by merging with the Axsens brand to become Axsens bte.