Work environment, Lean and Agriculture
2014 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS: 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management & 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference: Volume I + II, IEA Press , 2014, 661-666 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Lean has become the predominant management concept in industry, but its effect on the work environment is debated. Lean has now reached farms and garden nurseries. This paper aims to identify consequences for the physical and psychosocial work environment when Lean was applied in micro-businesses in the agricultural sector. Observations, a questionnaire and interviews were used as methods. It was concluded that the psychosocial work environment became more structured and less stressful. The physical work environment was partly improved by less transportation on the farm. However, consideration of the physical work environment was insufficient.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEA Press , 2014. 661-666 p.
Psycho-social perspectives, development processes, farmers, interactive
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-158918ISBN: 978-87-93130-13-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-158918DiVA: diva2:780200
11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM), Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-20, 2014, and 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference (NES) Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-20, 2014
QC 201501232015-01-142015-01-142015-05-21Bibliographically approved