Socio-Technical Systems

The pervasive use of information and communication technologies results in an increasing interdependency between social and technical systems. Socio-Technical Systems are an approach to complex organisational work design that recognises the Human-Machine-Interaction. Due to this interdependence, it is not possible to consider social systems and the technical systems independently of each other. This connection allows both subsystems to benefit from each other. [1][2]

 

[1]    Baxter, G., Sommerville, I. (2011), Socio-Technical Systems: From design methods to systems engineering, Interacting with computers, 23(1), 4 - 17.
[2]    Leeds University Business School: Socio-Technical Systems Theory, https://business.leeds.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-centres/stc/socio-technical-systems-theory/, retrieved March 20, 2018.
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