A bit more on socio-technical systems

Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change

Pages 67-85 | Published online: 06 Dec 2018
 
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14697017.2018.1553761
 

Socio-Technical Perspectives on Smart Working: Creating Meaningful and Sustainable Systems

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10796-019-09921-1

Reflections: Sociotechnical Systems Design and Organization Change

Pages 67-85 | Published online: 06 Dec 2018
 
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14697017.2018.1553761

Podcast:

Episode 34 covers an important article by Eric Trist and Ken Bamforth, “Some Social and Psychological Consequences of the Longwall Method of Coal-Getting,” published in the journal Human Relations in 1951. Eric Trist was a British social scientist best known for his contributions to the field of organization development and one of the founders of the Tavistock Institute. Ken Bamforth was a miner and industrial fellow of the Tavistock Institute.

34: Sociotechnical Systems – Trist and Bamforth – Talking About Organizations Podcast

Summary of the classic Trist and Bamforth piece:

http://faculty.babson.edu/krollag/org_site/org_theory/barley_articles/trist_coal.html#:~:text=Trist%2C%20E.%20L.%20and%20K.%20W.%20Bamforth%20(1951).&text=Basically%20the%20conversion%20to%20the%20longwall%20method%20destroyed%20the%20social%20relations.&text=The%20new%20mechanized%20longwall%20method,each%20shift%20did%20different%20things.
http://faculty.babson.edu/krollag/org_site/org_theory/barley_articles/trist_coal.html#:~:text=Trist%2C%20E.%20L.%20and%20K.%20W.%20Bamforth%20(1951).&text=Basically%20the%20conversion%20to%20the%20longwall%20method%20destroyed%20the%20social%20relations.&text=The%20new%20mechanized%20longwall%20method,each%20shift%20did%20different%20things.