Engineering Graduates / Graduate Engineers / Graduate Scheme
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coupling human and business system performance.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a joint adventure between one of the UK’s leading medical device companies and Strathclyde University.
This project aims to develop a holistic understanding of the interaction between human and business performance. This understanding will be used to develop and organisational resource management approach that will allow balancing business and human needs.
Balancing human and business needs
A detailed investigation on human aspects such as motivation, professional development and job demands, as well as business issues such as multiple project management and resource distribution will be carried out. The meaning of human performance within the context of organisational performance will be clearly defined. Metrics relating to human and business performance will be developed to allow improvement of process and personal development. The human and business systems will modelled to achieve a balance in performance between the personal issues of the human system with the performance issues of the business system.
To achieve the balance between business and human needs, strategies for redesigning the processes used for resource management will be identified with the aim of including these within a simulation tool. These strategies will allow managers to consider ‘what if’ scenarios with the aim of holistically improving resourcing and accuracy.
Supporting management decision making
This project will be carried out in parellel to a closely-coupled project. A systems approach to resource management. The outcomes of these two projects will provide all levels of management with a new and advanced toolset to allow them to accurately model their processes and establish a more natural picture of resource use. The toolset will allow managers to identify resource bottlenecks, balance trade-off between human factors and organisation performance and improve career development paths for the mutual benefits of all.