Promo video – Global Network for SMARt organization design meeting 2021

Lunchtime talk at Tavistock Institute –

Global socio-technical systems perspectives: an interactive conversation

We welcome you all to a lunchtime talk (webinar) at Tavistock Institute June 16! This lunchtime talk brings together members of the Global Network for SmarT Organization Design. Introduced by Camilla Child from the Tavistock Institute, and presented by members of the Global Network for SmarT Organization Design.

When: 16 June 2021: 1:00-2:30 pm (BST)

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The Global Network for SMARt organization design meeting 2021

September 14-16, 2021

We strive for a hybrid conference design. This means that we will have:

  1. On-site workshops, presentations and deliberations in Trondheim, Norway. This setting is aimed for all members that are able to participate in-person in Trondheim.

  2. On-line workshops, presentations and deliberations. This setting is aimed at worldwide members who cannot travel to the conference site due to pandemic travel restrictions.

For more information and registration, click here!

Hosted by Norwegian STS Network


Academy of Management

The Academy of Management (AOM) is the preeminent global association devoted to management and organization research, and the oldest and largest community of management and organization scholars in the world. Since its beginning in 1936, AOM has evolved from an organization of 10 members to an organization of over 19,000 members from nearly 120 nations. Read more about the Annual Meeting 2020 and view video presentations made by Members of the Global Network for SMART Organization Design on “Recent Trends in Development of an Integral Sociotechnical Perspective”.

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