For the last four years, Stu Winby, , a longtime member of the Roundtable, has shared with us his concept of the “adaptive work system” as the next evolution of STS.  He has a well-developed model and innovative tools that he has applied with in-depth action research to primarily healthcare, but more recently the computer industry. Stu’s work has inspired much of the discovery work.

His papers are:

Adaptive Work Systems:
A Perspective on the Evolution of Socio-Technical Systems

Adapting to New Realities:
The Emergence of Network Organizations and Work Systems


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Co-Founder of the Global STS Design Network