Organizational Design and Cognitive Work

Pascale Carayon and Peter Hoonakker

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering

Published in print February 2013 | ISBN: 9780199757183
Published online May 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Organizational Design and Cognitive             Work

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This chapter describes various ways in which the organizational context can influence or be influenced by cognitive work. Using the work system model of Smith and Carayon, we describe ways by which decisions made by organizational leaders and decision makers (e.g., work schedules, purchasing and implementation of tools and technologies) can affect cognitive work and demands, which may have negative consequences on workers such as job stress and mental and physical health problems. We also discuss the linkages between human cognition and organizational change and emergence.

Keywords: organizational design; job stress; job design; cognitive work; cognitive demands

Article.  6661 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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