Macroergonomic Assessment of a Colombian Floriculture Company

Elizabeth Pérez, Yordán Rodríguez, Claudia Patricia Giraldo

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    It is unusual to find ergonomic evaluations or interventions approached from a macroergonomic perspective in the Latin American context. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ergonomic maturity level of a Colombian company in the floriculture sector using the Ergonomic Maturity Model (EMM), a macroergonomic tool. The evaluation was conducted in three stages: (1) preparation, (2) evaluation, and (3) improvement plan. An ergonomist conducted this process with the participation of five managers and 61 operational workers of the company. Several EMM tools were used to assist the evaluation process: evaluation matrix, weighting questionnaire, and a detailed questionnaire. As a result, the company was classified at the lowest maturity level (Level 1: Ignorance). Further, the maturity assessment results showed how managers and workers have different opinions and expectations about the development and application of ergonomics. We hope that the organization’s discussions generated during the evaluation process will allow ergonomics to be gradually integrated into its processes.

    Idioma originalInglés
    Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021 - Systems and Macroergonomics
    EditoresNancy L. Black, W. Patrick Neumann, Ian Noy
    EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
    Número de páginas5
    ISBN (versión impresa)9783030746018
    EstadoPublicada - 2021
    Evento21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021 - Virtual, Online
    Duración: 13 jun. 202118 jun. 2021

    Serie de la publicación

    NombreLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
    Volumen219 LNNS
    ISSN (versión impresa)2367-3370
    ISSN (versión digital)2367-3389


    Conferencia21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021
    CiudadVirtual, Online

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