Organization of Work: Measurement Tools for Research and Practice
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Organization of Work Taxonomy
Management structures, supervisory practices, production methods, and human resource policies
- Organizational restructuring (e.g., downsizing)
- New quality and process management initiatives (e.g., high performance work systems)
- Alternative employment arrangements (e.g., contingent labor)
- Work/life/family programs and flexible work arrangements (e.g., telecommuting)
- Changes in benefits and compensation systems (e.g., gainsharing)
Job and task characteristics
- Task attributes: temporal aspects, complexity, autonomy, physical and psychological demands, etc.
- Social-relational aspects of work
- Worker roles
- Working hours and schedules
- Employee development and job security
This Organization of Work Taxonomy was adapted from:
Sauter, SL; Brightwell, WS; Colligan, MJ; et. al. DHHS(NIOSH) 2002-116.
- Page last reviewed: June 14, 2017
- Page last updated: August 6, 2012
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS)