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Tuning up organizational culture  

Tuning up organizational culture

This article should reinforce the need for managers to be deliberate in developing and maintaining an appropriate organizational culture. Following these steps while paying attention to the overall “organizational culture” music they produce can lead to a healthy work environment that attracts and keeps employees who fit.
By David R. King and Samuel M. DeMarie  

First creativity, then innovation  

First creativity, then innovation

No matter what you may be doing, continuing with the status quo may feel like a safe option, but in the long run it can be much riskier than dreaming up and trying new ways of creating better products, approaches, processes or services. If you don’t make the changes, you can be sure someone else will and that someone else can soon take the competitive lead via their creative and innovative approach.
By Jack B. ReVelle  

Designing for human factors  

Designing for human factors

This article shares what we learned in a three-year industry-university collaboration between human factors specialists and engineers in a large electronics company in Ontario. We were interested in learning how they could work together to improve assembly design and what tools and methods would facilitate this.
By Judy Village and W. Patrick Neumann  

Old tool remains useful  

Old tool remains useful

Pace rating is useful in stopwatch time study. It is a part of direct time study standards application as it is one of the factors taken into consideration before allowances such as personal, fatigue and delay factors are applied to the study elements. It also is used in the buildup of standard data when that data is taken from actual time studies.
By Robert W. McClure  

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