The Symbiosis of Work and Technology

The Symbiosis of Work and Technology

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Since the 1950s individual researchers and research groups in many countries Have Developed So-Called Symbiotic Design Methods And Approaches, Which have tried to integrate technical, organisational and social goals in order to create economically viable production systems. If implemented Successfully, "Symbiotic Systems" Offer Enhanced Worker And System performance, competitive leverage and employee benefits. Based on contributions from international authors, this text provides state-of-the- art research which is intended to help realise the aims of this innovative initiative.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 14mm | 480.81g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0748403175
  • 9780748403172

Table of contents

Symbiotic Approaches: Contents And Issues; Anthropocentric Production Systems: A New Leitbild for an Industrial Symbiotic Work and Technology Culture in Europe; Modern Sociotechnology: Exploring the Frontiers; The Swedish Sociotechnical Approach:Strengths and Weaknesses; "Technikgestaltung" Shaping of Technology and Direct Participation: German Experiences in Managing Technological Changes; Managing Sociotechnical Change: A Configuration Approach to Technology Implementation; A Practical Theoryand Tool for Specifying Sociotechnical Requirements to Achieve Organisational Effectiveness; Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems: A New Challenge for the Human Centered Perspective ; Will Symbiotic Approaches Become Mainstream .show more