What is ergonomics/human factors?

                  For many people, the word ergonomic is associated primarily with comfy office chairs, the correct labeled “ergonomic”, like kitchenware, backpacks or gardening tools. The word itself comes from the Greek roots ergon (work)and nomos (laws)androughlytranslatesto“th scienceofwork”,focusingonhumanactivity. The purpose of production ergonomics               It can be assumed that anyone in charge of a production system would want all of its sub-components to function together with as much ease and efficiency as possible. When part of that production system is human, the performance of the system as Read more

Social Skill

                 There may be no observation about communication skills that is more fundamental and more far-reaching in its implications than that they are developed and refined over time through implementation. Communication skills do not appear instantaneously fully developed and ready to be applied in persuading comforting or understanding others. The novice public speaker interviewer therapist or negotiator is unlikely to be as polished or as successful as one who has a wealth of experience in such activities. The general idea that communication skills develop gradually through use is widely recognized and accepted so Read more


                 What is music its ? what comes out of the speakers when we play a cd on our stereo. Its what we hear on the radio. Music is singers singing and musicians playing. music is a sound that we enjoy hearing. iIs this a proper answer to the question what is music if i asked what is a car you could answer by pointing at a large object moving up the street and saying its one of those. But this may not be a satisfactory answer. A full explanation of what a car is would mention petrol internal combustion engines Read more


          What do we see when we see dance what do we feel when we dance who are we when we are part of an enactment of dance the phenomenon of dance brings to the fore key ideas about the nature of human meaning-making the role of our fundamentally corporeal actions in the world and the foundational aspects of our experiences. Dance i contend holds immense promise as an object for study as well as a subject of study that is a source of insight in itself shedding light on life movement and meaning. In investigating Read more


                      One of the best ways ive found to teach people about the components of a philosophy lean in particular is to compare the basic elements of that philosophy to something familiar to everyone like the structural elements of a house—a foundation the floor two pillars and the rooF. Unlike a real house it seems to work better if we describe this one by building it from the top down instead of from the bottom up. In the leadersights or vigorous learning philosophy customer satisfaction serves as the roof providing Read more

Achieve Your Skill Goals

              The skill standards movement has emerged from a conviction that technology and market changes have caused significant modifications in the types of skills and behaviors needed by workers on-the-job. This conviction has motivated a broad education reform movement that involves changes in curriculum and pedagogy and seeks to tie education more closely to the emerging needs of the workplace. Industry-based skill standards are believed to be a crucial component of that movement. advocates not only argue that skill standards will strengthen the educational system but that they will also become a critical part Read more

Advance Skill

               Advances in technology and new levels of automation have had many effects in operational settings. There have been positive effects from both an economic and a safety point of view. Unfortunately, operational experience, field research, simulation studies, incidents, and occasionally accidents have shown that newand surprising problems have arisen as well. Breakdowns that involve the interaction of operators and computer-based automated systems are a notable and dreadful path to failure in these complex work environments. Over the years, Human Factors investigators have studied many of the “natural experiments” in human-automation cooperation – observing the consequences in cases where an organization Read more

Skill equipment

                   All too often, new technologies are introduced into the workplace without sufficient planning for their implications for the workforce. To the extent that businesses do plan for these implications, their approach is often governed by two related myths—the idiot-proofing myth and the deskilling myth. In each, technology plays a heroic role, rescuing efficiency from a workforce presumed to be unreliable. In the idiot-proofing myth, the hero is a machine so perfect that it is immune from the limitations of its users. System design based on this perspective is more concerned with Read more

Hard Skill

                       Based on this literature, the current paper examines the impacts of job skill types (cognitive or “hard” skills and non-cognitive or “soft” skills) on the black/white pay differentials and occupational choices. Our theoretical analysis derives two main hypotheses. First, the more intensively “soft” skills are used in an occupation, the greater the racial income gap is there in that occupation. In other words, the racial income gap of an occupation depends on its relative requirement of “soft” skills versus “hard” skills. Second, in response to differential discrimination across occupations Read more