D5.3 Design Methodology for Ergonomics – first version

Use in the workplace of the wearable technology that is a deliverable for the WEKIT project can only be initiated if prior preparation has taken place for it to be integrated into the three scenario’s existing workplace environments, processes and systems.
Workplace Integration preparation involves many aspects but amongst the key perspectives that need to be considered are challenges with the Workplace Integration Factors.

The 7 key factors in bold are more critical than others as they include factors of Ergonomics as well as integrating procedures and technologies into existing work practices and environments.

Workplace Integration Factors:

  1. HR Induction
  2. Employee Engagement
  3. Learning and Development
  4. Health & Safety
  5. Continuing Professional Development
  6. Business Process Integration
  7. Technology Rollout
  8. Change Management
  9. Diversity Management
  10. Economic and Strategic Motivation
  11. Operating Scenarios -Space, Medicine, Aeronautics
  12. Scale of Integration

The structure for a Workplace Integration process relating to the WEKIT project, covered in this document, will centre on the 7 critical factors while recognising the contribution of the others to the overall context.
The specific aspect of Change Management ensures a User-centric strategy for the 7 key Workplace Integration factors. User-Centric and User-Experience considerations are important considerations when working with an accountable process of integrating factors, many of which adopt User-centric evaluations in their process. The importance with integration factors using User-centric mindsets is essentially the spirit of the Change Management tasks that are the component action steps for evaluating integration of the factors.
A blank version of the Workplace Integration Survey is included in Section 2. Surveys, with their completed sections, carried out by Aeronautics, Space and Medical scenario partners are appended to this document in Section 9 so as not to interfere with the flow of the document. The initial analysis of these surveys is provided in Section 4 that presents Conclusions.