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Definition of Socio-technical system

Socio-technical system Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
A socio-technical system is a system composed of technical and social subsystems. An example for this is a factory or also a hospital where people are organized, e.g. in social systems like teams or departments, to do work for which they use technical systems like computers or x-ray machines. (Hornung )
Socio-technical system Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Sociotechnical systems (STS) in organizational development is an approach to complex organizational work design that recognizes the interaction between people and technology in s. The term also refers to the interaction between society's complex infrastructures and human behaviour. In this sense, society itself, and most of its substructures, are complex sociotechnical systems. The term sociotechnical systems was coined by Eric Trist, Ken Bamforth and Fred Emery, World War II era, based on their work with workers in English coal mines at the Tavistock Institute in London.

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