How Can the System Be Introduced Into a Workplace?

  • Jan Noyes
  • Chris Baber
Part of the Applied Computing book series (APPLCOMP)

Abstract

Before attempting to define the workplace, it is necessary to consider the context (or organisation) in which it exists. However, defining the term ‘organisation’ is not easy, due to its diverse and complex nature, determined and exacerbated by the behaviour of the people who work in it. Arnold et al. (1995) made some observations about ‘organisations’ which provide a good starting point to inform the definition of the workplace:
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    Organisations are created and managed by humans, and ultimately they are the organisation rather than the buildings, equipment, etc.

     
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    The term ‘organisation’ does not only include the workplace, but also extends to other organised human activities, such as clubs.

     
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    To some extent, people in organisations have common goals, but individuals may work towards their own specific set of goals.

     

Keywords

Europe Marketing Assure Production Line Timothy 

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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Noyes
    • 1
  • Chris Baber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.School of Manufacturing and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

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