What does engineering have to do with health?

I spent my undergraduate years learning how to make things.  I went to graduate school (in human factors engineering) to deeply understand work’s impact on people – their health, motivation and productivity.  By designing organizational change initiatives, I help leaders translate research findings into strategy. I’m an educator and collaborator, supporting your group as you map your path to greater health.

Get a taste for health-promoting work through my online programs and YouTube series Designing Work for People.

– Katherine Sanders, PhD, Sanders Consulting


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Work Systems Model

If we think of work as an interdependent system we can get clear about what’s happening, and what we’d like to have happen. The Work Systems Model (adapted from Smith & Sainfort, 1989) is a framework to explore how people’s skills, abilities and needs are either supported or diminished by the systems they work within. Human factors engineers design jobs, technologies, physical and social environments and organizational structures and policies so that people can do their best work and lead healthier lives.

*Keller, S & Aiken C. The Inconvenient Truth about Change Management: Why It Isn’t Working and What to Do About It. McKinsey & Co Quarterly, April 2009.