Organizational and social aspects of integrating working environment considerations into product development

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    Abstract

    New insights can be gained into conditions for integrating working environment aspects into product development and engineering in general by analysing the development process as a social shaping process as opposed to the rational and linear process often used in ergonomics.Integrating working environment aspects is not merely the individual design engineer's responsibility. Integration has to be treated as a social and organizational problem. It does not mean that the individual engineer need not know about working environment. But integration of working environment aspects into engineering demands changes in the subculture of designing, changes in the object worlds of the different actors and changes in organizational systems within enterprises.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Factors in Organizational Design and Management
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Publication date1998
    Pages451-456
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event6th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management - Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 19 Aug 199822 Aug 1998
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management
    Number6
    CountryNetherlands
    CityHague
    Period19/08/199822/08/1998

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    Broberg, O. (1998). Organizational and social aspects of integrating working environment considerations into product development. In Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (pp. 451-456). Elsevier.