Ergonomic Challenges in the New Economy

11 th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM) 46th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) Conference

The world economy is rapidly changing and involves globalization of production systems and growth of service and knowledge work. The human factors and ergonomics profession are being challenged by new work situations presenting new issues to be dealt with in practice and in research:

  • Work Life Balance
  • Knowledge Work Between Enthusiasm and Strain
  • Project Organised Work
  • Collaborative, Distributed Work
  • Global Redistribution of Production Systems
  • Virtual Production

The conference offers a platform for discussing practical experiences and research activities within ergonomic challenges in the new economy as well as other topics. 

Conference Themes:




Work systems design 

Participatory ergonomics 

Organisational culture

Organisational and technological change

Learning organisations


Lean production systems

Work organisation

Work analysis 

Activity theory 

Socio-technical systems analysis

Intervention studies


Risk management 


Quality Improvement 

Health care 

Service industries 

Manufacturing industries

Knowledge-intensive companies

Psycho-social aspects 


Small and medium sized enterprises

Information and communication technology

Back-to-back Conference
A back-to-back conferences of ODAM 2014 and NES 2014 is an opportunity for participants to choose among a greater number of technical sessions and workshops. ODAM participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the Scandinavian approaches, and NES participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the wider international ODAM perspectives.
6 OCTOBER 2022