Work organization and labor productivity

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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen.
Presentation on Work organization and labour productivity during the workshop Labour Market Research by Jac Christis

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Work organization and labor productivity

  1. 1. Work organizationand laborproductivityJac Christis
  2. 2. The topics1. Background philosophy: a note on organization design3. The projects: a quick overview14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 2
  3. 3. Organization designTo organize always is • To differentiate: production structure (P) • To integrate: control structure (C) • To inform: information structure (I)You do so at all organizational levels • Job level (job design) • Organization level (organization design)Job design just is organization design at the lowest level, but higher level design acts as an enabling constraint for lower levels14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 3
  4. 4. Smart organizingThe integration of organizing at the level of – the job: stress risks and learning opportunities – the organization: cost, quality, timeCost Stress risksQuality Work organization JobTime Learning opportunities14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 4
  5. 5. Two ways of organizing1. Functional structure: you look inside and group around similar activities • Constrains task integration at the job level • Necessitates centralization of control structure3. Market oriented structure: you look outside and group around similar orders • Product-based • Customer-based • Project-basedEnables both task integration and the decentralization of the control structure14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 5
  6. 6. Production structure1. Functional structure:X1…n X1…n A B C D E2. Market oriented structure:Xa1…n Xa1…n a b c d eXb1…n Xb1…n a b c d e14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 6
  7. 7. Projects1. Sustainable employability – Competence management at team level: an alternative form – Workload control at team level: a diagnostic tool – Work assignment at team level: smart organizing• Smart organizing in SMF’s• Smart organizing at Universities of Applied Science• Workspace design14-04-11 Titel presentatie aanpassen 7
  8. 8. Thank you foryour attention

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