Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2011 Vol.7, No.1

 

 

Title: Estimation of job complexity in an industrial organisation

 

Author: Nupur Kashyap, Sanjeev Sinha

 

Addresses:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211 004, India.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211 004, India

 

Abstract: Most of the studies in the field of complexity relate themselves to the globalisation of markets, increased competitive pressures, shorter delivery times and others, but in this study, complexity is related to the mental fatigue required of a person for doing a specific job. The purpose of this paper is to develop a generic model to assess the overall complexity of a profession. This paper also discusses the complexity view of an industrial organisation (job production type) with estimation of job complexity of an engineer. The method of computing complexity is constructed from empirical evidences gathered from manufacturing industry and aimed to elaborate a new expression for complexity.

 

Keywords: convincing power; functional decomposition; industrial organisations; information; job complexity; mental fatigue; mind engagement; parametric estimation; subtask complexity; profession complexity; modelling; manufacturing industry; engineering jobs; engineers.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2011.037241

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.7, No.1, pp.26 - 44

 

Available online: 01 Dec 2010

 

 

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