Sensible Organizations: A Sensor-Based System for Organizational Design and Engineering
Author(s)Olguin Olguin, Daniel; Pentland, Alex Paul
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We propose a sensor-based organizational design system capable of measuring social interactions in the workplace. By combining behavioral sensor data with other sources of information such as text-mined documents, surveys, and performance data we can re-engineer organizations and make better informed decisions. The proposed system combines sensor measurements, pattern recognition algorithms, simulation and optimization techniques, social network analysis, and feedback mechanisms that aim at continuously monitoring and improving individual and group performance. We describe the system’s general specifications and discuss preliminary studies that we have conducted in several organizations using an experimental sensing platform.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Organizational Design and Engineering, IWODE09
Olguín, Daniel Olguín and Alex (Sandy) Pentland. "Sensible Organizations: A Sensor-Based System for Organizational Design and Engineering." in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Organizational Design and Engineering, IWODE09, Dec. 11-12, 2009, Av. António José de Almeida, Lisbon, Portugal.
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