The Norwegian STS Webinar Series, September 21 & 29 2020



Webinar 1 September 21: Contextual introduction to the Norwegian sociotechnical tradition

Webinar 2 September 29: Conceptual introduction to the Norwegian sociotechnical tradition

Complete program here


News from Germany!

Workshop on agile – lean – socio-technical: concepts and procedures for work and organizational design in digitization processes, Oct 1, 2019, Dortmund/Germany

In the present era of digitalization, agile and lean management oriented approaches are widely salient in current debates on work organization while there is a selective (re-)discovery of socio-technical approaches. There is a large number of published conceptual sources and the range of practical implementation approaches is even much more diverse and hybrid. In order to contribute to a clarification of concept focuses and differences, the Institute for Work, Skills and Training (University of Duisburg-Essen) and the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) jointly organized an expert workshop on October 1, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany.

More information here

Alexander Bendel, Erich Latniak & Lilia Werner.

Institute for Work, Skils, and Training (IAQ), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

These workshops are activities within the joint project “Work and process-oriented digitization in industrial companies (APRODI)” which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund (2017-2020).

Global Network for SmarT Organization Design Norway meeting 2020 rescheduled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our meeting in Norway of the Global Network for SmarT Organization Design has been rescheduled to September 2021. In the meantime, during this year 2020, the Norwegian Design Team will provide Webinar(s) and background information to help prepare us all for an exciting meeting in 2021. Please stay posted for more details!

Global Network for SmarT Organization Design

Based on Socio-Technical systems design and like-minded organizational theories and practices for the 21st century

[SmarT] = Co-creation of organizations as systems that thrive in this digital age with Everyone involved in control, improvement and innovation for high performance in Productivity, Quality of Working Life and Human Relationships.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

Upcoming event network meeting in Trondheim 8-11 September 2020