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|Title: ||'Good engineering governance' - an issue for ergonomists|
|Authors: ||Nendick, J.V.|
Urwin, Esmond N.
Siemieniuch, Carys E.
Sinclair, Murray A.
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Citation: ||NENDICK, J.V. ... et al., 2006. 'Good engineering governance' - an issue for ergonomists. IN: 16th International Ergonomics Association Congress (IEA 2006), Maastricht, The Netherlands, 10-14 July 2006, 5pp.|
|Abstract: ||Engineering Governance can be summarised as two questions: 'Are we doing the right things?' and 'Are we
doing those things right?'. It forms a part of Corporate Governance, and in the manufacturing domain it is the
key to long-term survival amid changing commercial contexts.
The paper will outline some of the ergonomics issues of importance in this topic; 'ownership' of goverrnance;
implications for design, production and operation; and, perhaps most important for Ergonomists, the resulting
implications for the design of jobs. These implications cover organisational discipline, the inclusion of suitable,
'effort-free' metrics in engineering processes, the allocation of responsibility and authority over resources,
support for individuals, the need for trust and a culture of honesty and reliability, and the necessity for
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Sponsor: ||This paper is a product of the ‘Good Engineering
Governance’ project (no. 79) within the Innovative
Manufacturing and Construction Centre at
Loughborough. The Centre is sponsored by the UK
Government’s Engineering and Physical Sciences
Research Council, and we acknowledge gratefully their
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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