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Work content and satisfaction before and after a reorganisation of data entry work.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics. (Ergonomi)
1998 (English)In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 29, no 6, 473-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to analyse the psychosocial and physical effects of a reorganisation of data entry work at a data processing unit with 153 employees. The reorganisation was planned to redistribute the repetitive work and improve health and satisfaction as well as efficiency. Methods used were questionnaires and, for a sub-group of 22 participants, interviews, diaries and video recordings. During the one-and-a-half-year study period the data processing unit was closed down and the employees transferred to units with more varied tasks. The reorganisation gave opportunities to improve working conditions. The results of this study show that important improvements were achieved. The majority of the 22 participants got less data entry work and the changes permitted a better work-load distribution. However, the work content after the reorganisation still did not provide satisfactory mental variation for most of the subjects, and the changes did not seem to affect health complaints.

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1998. Vol. 29, no 6, 473-80 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77562PubMedID: 9796793OAI: diva2:498459
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-12 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2012-02-12Bibliographically approved

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