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TECHNOLOGY thard or sofli HUMAN FACTOR Policy agenda. * Q budget allocations. laws. regulalions PO LITICAL TECHNOLOGY lhard or softi HUMAN FACTOR Corporate culture. ' reward structures. staffing levels ORGANIZATIONAL TECHNOLOGY [hard or ...

Author: Kim J. Vicente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135877255

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. He shows us why we all have a vital stake in reforming the aviation industry, the health industry, and the way we live day-to-day with technology.
2013-03-07 By Kim J. Vicente

Precise human factor specifications were needed in order to avoid unnecessary weight ( a major concern because of launch propulsion limitations ) and unnecessary complexity . Mission planners also required exacting biomedical ...

Author: John A. S. Pitts


ISBN: STANFORD:36105024711561

Category: Space biology

Page: 389

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It would sponsor and coordinate human factors research in support of the engineering and operational requirements of advanced programs and its activities would be directly linked to those of the agents responsible for manned spaceflight ...

Author: John A. Pitts


ISBN: NASA:31769000640980


Page: 389

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1985 By John A. Pitts

perspective is just one, albeit critical way, of injecting humancenteredness into the globalization discourse. In his pioneering study 'The Human Factor in Development', published in The Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives ...

Author: Joseph Mensah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351157148

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Since the 1980s, the world has experienced an unprecedented push towards economic, political, social, cultural, financial and technological integration. This integration is a key element of the process of globalization. Much of this revolves around the tensions and conflicts inherent in globalization with emphasis on political economy but at the expense of the human factor (HF), which places people at the centre of all discussions about globalization. This volume brings the HF into the debate and examines to what extent this hitherto marginalized concept holds the key to providing a holistic understanding and contestation of globalization. The volume develops a distinct concept or framework of the human factor; examines the role and significance in global change from an interdisciplinary perspective; analyzes the extent and significance in contemporary globalization discourse; and provokes further debate about the unresolved disputes surrounding globalization. The account will help readers navigate the 'minefields' of the globalization debate.
2018-01-18 By Joseph Mensah

The Early Years of Human Resource Management in American Industry Bruce E. Kaufman. EM movement was the direct wellspring of PM ... What most clearly distinguished PM from SM, however, was the emphasis of the former on the human factor.

Author: Bruce E. Kaufman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Human resource departments are key components in the people management system of nearly every medium-to-large organization in the industrial world. They provide a wide range of essential services relating to employees, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, and labor relations. A century ago, however, before the concept of human resource management had been invented, the supervision and care of employees at even the largest companies were conducted without written policies or formal planning, and often in harsh, arbitrary, and counterproductive ways. How did companies such as United States Steel manage a workforce of 160,000 employees at dozens of plants without a specialized personnel or industrial relations department? What led some of these organizations to introduce human resources practices at the end of the nineteenth century? How were the earliest personnel departments structured and what were their responsibilities? And how did the theory and implementation of human resources management evolve, both within industry and as an academic field of research and teaching? In Managing the Human Factor, Bruce E. Kaufman chronicles the origins and early development of human resource management (HRM) in the United States from the 1870s, when the Labor Problem emerged as the nation's primary domestic policy concern, to 1933 and the start of the New Deal. Through new archival research, an extensive review and synthesis of the historical and contemporary literatures, and case studies illustrating best (and worst) practices during this period, Kaufman identifies the fourteen ideas, events, and movements that led to the creation of specialized HRM departments in the late 1910s, as well as their further growth and development into strategic business units in the welfare capitalism period of the 1920s. The research presented in this book not only uncovers many new aspects of the early development of personnel and industrial relations but also challenges central parts of the contemporary interpretation of the concept and evolution of HRM. Rich with insights on both the present and past of human resource management, Managing the Human Factor will be widely regarded as the definitive account of the early history of employee management in American companies and a must-read for all those interested in the indispensable function of managing people in organizations.
2019-06-30 By Bruce E. Kaufman

Preface I strongly believe in the human factor in innovation and productivity . I believe it is particularly important today . You could have all the money and material you need , and , yet , you could have no meaningful innovation or ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology


ISBN: LOC:00183668870

Category: Capital productivity

Page: 780

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Today, the objective conditions of society include the following factorS: • Interdependence of states, economies, social processes, and cultures • Overdevelopment of military establishments compared with other sectors of society and ...

Author: Ervin Laszlo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483161693

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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Disarmament: The Human Factor covers the proceedings of a colloquium on the Societal Context for Disarmament, sponsored by UNITAR and Planetary Citizens and held at the United Nations, New York. The book focuses on the dynamics of disarmament and security policies, including the political and military implications of disarmament. The selection first discusses the neglected human factors of disarmament. The exchanges focus on humanizing the approach to disarmament, conditions and obsolete perceptions, and approaches on disarmament and international security. The book also ponders on global community values, such as globalism in space, time, global institutions, and education. The text examines the psychodynamics of arms and peace races and the psychological considerations in survival in a nuclear world. The manuscript also tackles the requirements for alternative mechanisms in guaranteeing international peace and security under progressive disarmament and the remarks of Ambassador Piero Vinci on the need to instill measures to effectively imposed disarmament. The publication is a dependable source of data for readers and international security experts interested in the dynamics of disarmament and international security policies.
2016-01-21 By Ervin Laszlo

This is a curious approach, because the real problems that threaten project success are rooted in the human factors that are ever-present in our work and personal lives. These factors cannot be managed through a spreadsheet, ...

Author: Denise Thompson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351658980

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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In the fluid world of changing business environments and variables affecting projects, a style of project management that primarily relies on maintaining the Iron Triangle, that tenuous mix of schedule, scope, and budgets, is no longer the sole path to success. Today’s project management demands a focus on leadership of the kind that anticipates and embraces change, challenges the status quo, and inspires teams. Developing these skills requires a mastery of emotional intelligence, courage, critical thinking, and a desire to become a true leader dedicated to developing success. Whether you are participating in a project for the first time or you’ve been doing projects for decades, you know the very essence of a project is to return value that gains a competitive edge and propels the organization forward into new frontiers. Whether you believe the best results are earned through agile, waterfall, or a mix of methodologies, project leadership is the secret weapon that will maintain and grow professional relevance, knowledge, and value in today’s workforce. Through a series of notable lessons in human history and behavior, The Human Factor in Project Management takes you on a journey of self-discovery to define your capabilities and gaps, while building your leadership skills. In your role as a project manager, project sponsor, product owner, or champion, the book challenges you to question the choices you make in a series of stories where you are the main character. This guide to career and personal growth forces you to look beyond the limitations of a Gantt chart, spreadsheet, or a Kanban board to evaluate the value from every tool you use and every action you take.
2018-09-13 By Denise Thompson

If you have strong communication in the team, and you are prepared to talk about your human factors, you can utilize the JTI test. The test puts you on a map of four sets of opposite human factors. These factors are introvert-extrovert, ...

Author: Morten Saxtorff Andreasen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9788743016939

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

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If you want to master your game, you must first learn to master yourself. The world of esport is developing at a constant velocity, paving the way for technological competitions across the globe. The athletes participating at all levels are facing immense opportunity and serious difficulties. How can we meet these opportunities and problems in a way that lets us grow as individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations? This book examines how psychology can help esports athletes, coaches, managers, and organizations build durable and long-lived careers. By using essential psychological theory and method, it explores how you can make the most of your gaming, and reach the top of your capabilities, both in-game and IRL. The book features two parts: First, a theoretical walkthrough of how psychology can help the esports world, with considerations about the typical esports careers, team development, and personal development. Secondly, a dive into methods and models to use psychological theory from sports psychology and business psychology to develop yourself and your team (all models and methods from the exist in a printable version in the appendix of the book). When you have read this book, you can expect to have a greater understanding of the psychological factors of esport. You will have gained tools to develop yourself and your team in tune with sports - and business psychological research from the last five decades. If you take the time and effort to practice these new insights and tools, you will be on your towards mastering yourself - to master your game!

And like most things in life, success in all of these fields is underpinned by an ability to understand and manage the human factor. You might ask what I mean by the ''human factor''. In fact, I mean the influence of people in ...

Author: David Lacey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470721995

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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With the growth in social networking and the potential for larger and larger breaches of sensitive data,it is vital for all enterprises to ensure that computer users adhere to corporate policy and project staff design secure systems. Written by a security expert with more than 25 years' experience, this book examines how fundamental staff awareness is to establishing security and addresses such challenges as containing threats, managing politics, developing programs, and getting a business to buy into a security plan. Illustrated with real-world examples throughout, this is a must-have guide for security and IT professionals.
2009-02-24 By David Lacey