11A SWOT Analysis Relating the Internet of Things to Designing Effective HR Performance Management Systems

Thomas Stephen Calvard

Introduction

In the history of work and human resources (HR), the New Lanark textile mill community managed by the entrepreneur Robert Owen in nineteenth-century Scotland is frequently looked back on as a pioneering and progressive community form of organization, given its emphasis on valuing employee education and creating fair working conditions for all (Donkin, 2010). In this utopian integration of the industrial and the social, Owen introduced a colored wooden block suspended near each worker’s station called a ‘Silent Monitor’ to indicate their performance. On each of the four sides of the block was a different ...

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