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Socio Technical System

Socio Technical System

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Published by Aimen Farooq

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Published by: Aimen Farooq on Sep 18, 2010
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SocioSocio--technicaltechnical systemsystem
Presented by Aimen farooq (38)Presented by Aimen farooq (38)
 
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rigin of socio
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rigin of socio--technical systechnical sys
In the early 1950'sIn the early 1950's
Eric TristEric Trist
and theand the
TavistockTavistockInstituteInstitute
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
 
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socio--technical system is a systemtechnical system is a systemcomposed of technical and socialcomposed of technical and socialsubsystemsµ.subsystemsµ.
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n example for this is a factory or also a
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n example for this is a factory or also ahospital where people are organized, e.g.hospital where people are organized, e.g.in social systems like teams orin social systems like teams ordepartments, to do work for which theydepartments, to do work for which theyuse technical systems like computers oruse technical systems like computers orxx--ray machinesray machines

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