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Post a cohesive response based on Resources and your professional experience. Be sure to discuss the following: See instruction for details 
** No Plagiarism
*** APA citing 
*** 48 hours 

 Mello, Jeffrey, (2015) Strategic Human Resource Management, 4th Ed. Cengage. 

Week 4 Discussion 1

Work Systems

This week we will discuss the importance of proper design and redesign of work systems.  Job duties and characteristics are considered when jobs are designed.  Environmental and organizational change can serve as a catalyst to redesigning work systems.  Organizational change can be difficult, and may be resisted by some, but must be managed effectively to facilitate organizational performance.  Outsourcing of some HR functions can make sense for organizations and can bring a higher profile to HR managers as they assume less operational and more strategic duties.  Certain critical HR functions should remain internal to the organization.

Assignment: –

Post an analysis description of the following :

What are the critical factors to consider in the design of a work system?

What role does technology play in the design of work systems?

Use data from credible outside resources to back up your response.

· 3 – 4 paragraphs

· No plagiarism

· APA citing

  • Who?
  • What performer characteristics are essential considerations in workplace design?
  • What?
  • How do task characteristics influence workplace design?
  • Typical workplace needs:
  • Privacy and stimulation
  • Interaction with others
  • Physical comfort and safety
  • Personalization
  • Control or influence
  • In most industries, employees are now performing knowledge work rather than physical work.
  • This requires more attention and the ability to think.
  • Privacy is necessary for most to think clearly.
  • However, isolation can lead to a lack of stimulation, which in turn, leads to a lack of motivation and productivity.
  • Interaction is often required to collaborate
  • It can be used as a team building technique
  • It should be used wisely so as not to waste time or limit productivity.
  • OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulates employee safety.
  • Protection from harmful sounds, smells, bacteria.
  • Correct lighting, tools, equipment.
  • This allows for creativity and motivation.
  • Employees generally feel more comfortable if they can have control over their workspace.
  • Routine Work
  • Factory work
  • Packing boxes
  • Filing papers
  • Complex and Creative Work
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Variable events
  • Design Considerations
  • Noise Reduction
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Furniture
  • Storage
  • Lighting
  • Color
  • Music
  • Open spaces
  • Spaces to accommodate meetings with technology
  • Activity based work settings with group offices, brainstorming areas, presentation areas, library
  • Walls/furniture/equipment that can be easily moved.
  • Smaller decentralized facilities for 8-35 employees
  • Searing arrangements
  • Building Location
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Home Office Option
  • Pershing, J. A., Stolovitch, H. D., Keeps, E. J. (2006). Handbook of Human Performance Technology: Principles, Practices, and Potential, 3rd Edition, Pfeiffer (Wiley),
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