Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change

  title={Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change},
  author={William A. Pasmore and Stu Winby and Susan Albers Mohrman and R. E. Vanasse},
  journal={Journal of Change Management},
  pages={67 - 85}
ABSTRACT This paper traces the evolution of sociotechnical systems design from its origins in the coal mines of Great Britain to the present day and beyond, into our digital future. Conceived as a means of enhancing productivity while simultaneously providing more meaningful work, sociotechnical thinking gained ground in machine-driven work settings and later took a leap forward to aid the effectiveness of knowledge work. After a period of stagnation as popular fads such as total quality… 
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