The Inter-Relationship Between Socio-Technical Systems and the Principles of Environmental Sustainability in the Pursuit of Quality of Work Life, Productivity and Pollution Prevention
Authors: Giles Balbinottia, Grazielle Coutinhob, Leandro Vieirac, Leandro Wiemesd
Abstract: For Du Roy (1992), joint development or socio-technical design is a term coined in the United States to designate the joint development of social and technical systems. So it was intended to implement the joint design as an alternative to a challenge to the dominance or sovereignty of the technical design that refuses or neglects to take into account the question of "how the technology will be used." According to Capra's vision, sustainable not only refers to the type of human interaction with the world that preserves or conserves the environment to avoid compromising the natural resources of future generations, but a complex function, which combines a special way the state variables related to the aforementioned characteristics. Therefore, this paper aims: to present a theoretical discussion about the correlation between socio-technical principles and principles of environmental sustainability. The research will be done by means of qualitative analysis and exploratory study based on direct and indirect documentation. This is expected to show no correlation between the existing standards, and if it is possible to provide benefits, break paradigms and encourage developments in the topics under study, in order to verify the technical feasibility to correlate Quality of Working Life and Environmental Sustainability.
Keywords: People, Balance, Production, Sociotechnical System, Performance, Quality of Working Life, Environment, Sustainability
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