Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556


Organizational Analysis of Work and Cognitive Ergonomics in Self-Management Working Groups in the Cosmetic Industry

Rodrigo F and Flavia Della S

This study aims to analyze the cognitive development of the employees of a company that produces articles and perfumery in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, after implementation of the semi- autonomous management. The chosen industry is responsible for producing all of the groups make up lines and two lines were selected for the study, which were responsible for producing all of the different brands of Lipsticks Company. The lines were chosen because they have fewer steps in the production process along with a greater maturity of its employees associated with good organizational climate. In the current literature, there are a limited number of studies that address the cognitive ergonomics, this being responsible for mental processes and that has been increasingly needed and used in production processes. Even behind the apparent simplicity of the tasks, there is a huge cognitive mobilization to maintain the fluidity of the production process and to solve problems. Thus, to conduct the study two questionnaires, psychometric were applied in order to obtain the perceptions of employees against the possible gain of autonomy and responsibility over the production process along with analysis of some indicators from January 2012 to September 2012. Certainly, the semi autonomy represents a step forward in socially responsible management and humanization of large companies, demonstrating that these systems can work very well within the context of integration and flexibility, thanks to cognitive ergonomics activity that exists in each production process.