Work Design : A Systematic Approach book cover
1st Edition

Work Design
A Systematic Approach

ISBN 9781498755733
Published May 11, 2017 by CRC Press
334 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a defined task or activity, such as research, development, operations, maintenance, repair, assembly, production, and so on. Very little is written on how to design, evaluate, justify, and integrate work. Using a comprehensive systems approach, this book facilitates a better understanding of work for the purpose of making it more effective and rewarding.

Table of Contents





Section I: Systems overview

Chapter 1 Systems view of work

Section II: Work design

Chapter 2 Analytics for work planning or selection

Chapter 3 Learning curve analysis for work design

Section III: Work evaluation

Chapter 4 Work performance measures

Chapter 5 Cognitive task evaluation

Chapter 6 Mental workload measures for work evaluation

Section IV: Work justification

Chapter 7 Cognitive modeling for human performance predictions

Chapter 8 Functional interactions of work

Section V: Work integration

Chapter 9 Theoretical framework for work integration

Chapter 10 Project management for work management

Chapter 11 Considerations for worker well-being


Appendix A: Glossary of work performance terms

Appendix B: Basic work-related formulas and conversion factors


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Dr. Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He is a registered professional engineer (PE). He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers and a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is also a certified project management professional (PMP). His Ph.D. is in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Badiru is the author of several books and technical journal articles. His areas of interest include project management, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, learning curve analysis, quality engineering, and productivity improvement.

Dr. Sharon Claxton Bommer is an adjunct professor of industrial engineering in the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University. She has a PhD in Industrial and Human Systems with concentration in human performance and cognition. Her areas of expertise include Lean Manufacturing, Program Management, and Human Systems Integration. Dr. Bommer has extensive practical experience in industry with more than fifteen years of automotive manufacturing engineering and operation experience.