rigin of socio
rigin of socio--technical systechnical sys
In the early 1950'sIn the early 1950's
Eric TristEric Trist
and theand the
studied the English coal mining industry wherestudied the English coal mining industry where
mechanization had actually decreased workermechanization had actually decreased workerproductivity.productivity.
rist proposed that manufacturing (and many other)
rist proposed that manufacturing (and many other)systems have both technical and human/social aspectssystems have both technical and human/social aspectsthat are tightly bound and interconnected.that are tightly bound and interconnected.
Moreover, it is the interconnections more thanMoreover, it is the interconnections more thanindividual elements that determine system performanceindividual elements that determine system performance