Getting down to Business

A new guide aimed at helping industry leaders boost their organisations through adopting a human factors approach has been published  by the International Ergonomics Association and its federated member society, the Charted Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors of the United Kingdom.

Giving Your Business the Human Factors Edge contains real-life examples of how the discipline can support everything from providing profits and cost savings to improving health and safety. It’s packed with case studies and tips on how to introduce human factors thinking to an organisation.

There’s also advice on how to start a conversation around human factors and begin implementing changes to a business.

A handy infographic, along with a short, animated video, have also been created detailing the many measurable benefits of adding a human factors perspective. These include an average 67% decrease in errors, a 58% average fall in staff absence, reduced waste, more balanced workload and up to 1000% return on investment.

Co-author Andrew Thatcher said: “The intention is that the publication can be used to ‘sell’
the value of human factors to business leaders. We’ve also provided links to other resources and case studies so this should be of assistance in promoting human factors.”

Download the guidance document and the infographic