Towards the integration of technological, organizational and human subsystems of organizations to enhance productivity
2011 (English)In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Singapore: IEEE Communications Society, 2011, 1628-1632 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper looks at the challenges that most organizations, especially in the mining industry, face in managing both technological and human activities along their value chains. The aim was to understand how the organization’s technological, organizational and human components could be integrated to enhance collaboration and productive efficiency. Guided by an organizational activity theory framework, qualitative data were collected through interviews in a mining firm. The analysis of contradictions showed that production work in the mine is challenged due to the lack of proper coordination in task executions, with workers constrained in their task undertakings and unable to reduce downtime. It was concluded that firms can use the framework as an effective instrument, not only for organizational activity and work environment analyses, but as a tool for learning how to understand and manage the systemic characteristics of the technological, organizational and human components of their organizational activity systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: IEEE Communications Society, 2011. 1628-1632 p.
, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, ISSN 2157-3611 ; 2011
human subsystem, Productivity, organizational activity, technological subsystem, technological subsystem, organizational subsystem, Social sciences - Social work, Business / Economics - Economics, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics
Socialvetenskap - Socialt arbete, Ekonomi - Nationalekonomi, Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
Research subject Industrial Work Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29677DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2011.6118192Local ID: 339a6d46-fcff-48a6-9618-04f967e8c4f9ISBN: 978-1-4577-0740-7ISBN: 978-1-4577-0738-4 (PDF)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-29677DiVA: diva2:1002902
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management : 06/12/2011 - 09/12/2011
Validerad; 2012; Bibliografisk uppgift: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2011 IEEE International Conference, Singapore, 6-9, December, 2011; 20111208 (mohami)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved