Successful adoption of macroergonornics in manufacturing: using a multicriteria decision-making methodology-analytic hierarchy process
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CitationErensal, Y.C., & Albayrak, E. (2004). Successful adoption of macroergonornics in manufacturing: Using a multicriteria decision-making methodology-analytic hierarchy process. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 14(4), 353-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20005
The research presented in this paper aims to support the macroergonomics adoption improvement process by developing a broader understanding of relationships between key macroergonomics factors and management styles. The methodology involves knowledge acquisition, identifying, and categorizing a holistic set of key criteria about the macroergonomics adoption process. The Analytic Hierarchy Process is suggested as a multi-attribute decision-making methodology to effectively enhance adoption of macroergonomics and to improve management decision performance in measuring and comparing the overall performance of different management styles based on macroergonomical criteria. The study found that in terms of company culture, participation, human capability, and attitudes, the best management style in improving macroergonomics adoption is Management by Values.