Guidance on human and organisational factors aspects of implementing new technologies

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  • Published: June 2017
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852938386
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

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HOF new technologies coverThis publication provides guidance on the introduction of new technology into an organisation, and more specifically, the management of human and organisational factors (HOF) issues which have the potential to influence the success of its introduction.

It is aimed at organisations who want to introduce new technologies to their organisation and directs readers towards relevant processes and tools which may assist them in the management of HOF issues.

Whilst some mention of specific technologies is made, this publication primarily provides a generic set of questions and accompanying guidance to help organisations plan for the introduction of any new technology. The questions focus on understanding whether the technology will:

  1. be beneficial;
  2. affect the level of risk, and
  3. be accepted by the workforce.

Guidance is also summarised in easy-to-use check-sheets (Annex C), and examples and case studies are provided throughout.

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