Requirements Engineering

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 125–133 | Cite as

A Socio-Technical Approach to Systems Design

  • Enid Mumford

This paper examines how the structure of organisations is changing as a result of the global market and new technology and it discusses how these changes are affecting the nature of work. It identifies systems design as a problem-solving activity that requires a multidisciplinary approach, examines the current and new problems of complex systems design and describes how a socio- technical approach which takes account of technical, organisational, economic and social needs can assist the creation of humanistic and effective systems for tomorrow’s world.

Key words: Changing work – Company structure – Socio-technical – Systems design 


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enid Mumford
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  1. 1.Manchester Business School, Manchester, UKGB

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