Success Factors of Ergonomic Committee's Performance within Production Companies

Wiktoria Czernecka, Marcin Butlewski
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIV, Special Issue 5, 439-448, 2021
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/2743


Purpose: The aim of the article is to investigate the factors influencing the successful implementation of ergonomic measures in manufacturing companies in the context of the effects of ergonomic committees’ activities. Design/Methodology/Approach: Tug-of-War scenarios and a deep questionnaire method were used to conduct the research. Qualify approach was used to identify the specific factors that allow ergonomics committees to achieve their goals. Interviews were conducted with 11 members of the ergonomics committee from various manufacturing companies. Findings: Support for the committee's activities was indicated as one of the most frequently mentioned success factors of ergonomics cells, and this category was understood in a very broad way. It included organizational and financial support as well as personal support by people from within the organization. The adoption of a pro-ergonomic attitude by the organization requires employees at all levels to understand the benefits of such an approach and to use the adopted language of benefits. Practical Implications: The results of the research can be used in the management of production companies in the correct organization of ergonomic committees and the management of success factors in the implementation of ergonomic projects. Originality/Value: The conducted research contributed to the narrowing of the research gap concerning the boundary criteria for the implementation of ergonomics in enterprise management. This topic is taken up quite rarely due to its specific nature and the necessity to consider many inter-corporate relationships

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