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The Work and Workplace Analysis in an Elderly Centre for Agility Improvement

Abstract : The mission of elderly services is to enable elders to live in dignity and to provide necessary support for them; to promote their sense of belonging, sense of security and sense of worthiness. The goals of the Portuguese social security system are to oversee the activities of non-public institutions for social solidarity and to improve the quality of operations and services. Conversely, it demands the alignment of the interaction process’ collection, requirements and information system with those of the social centers for elderly. In this paper, we describe a workplace environment, a social center for elderly, and our strategy was, firstly, to understand the information flow in and out of the institution. We concluded that it needed to redesign and reconfigure his business process components, combining individual tasks and capabilities, in response to the environment (other social solidarity centers and the social security system) in order to improve agility. Secondly, we proposed a prototype interface, as new tool, to serve the communication process among the social centers for elderly and the national social security institution. This attempt may contribute to improve the interaction among the whole partners and to address organizations’ agility and innovation.
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Arminda Guerra Lopes. The Work and Workplace Analysis in an Elderly Centre for Agility Improvement. 4th IFIP 13.6 Working Conference on Human Work Interaction Design (HWID), Jun 2015, London, United Kingdom. pp.153-167, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-27048-7_11⟩. ⟨hal-01371795⟩

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