Socio Technical Model

This kind of the model is created by the Business Analyst to describe the complex work design of the organization by recognizing the interaction between the stakeholders, resources, technology and environment. In the socio-technical model, the technical part does not specifically specify material technology, but also define the focus of the team on all the procedures & related technologies & even knowledge technicalities.

The socio-technical model helps the Business Analyst to propose some different ways to achieve joint optimization which means laying an emaphasis on both the excellence in the technicalities of the project & achieving the quality in people's life.

The socio-technical model is confined to the group rather than the individual. It describes that the organization has a boundary & the transactions occur within the system. The Socio-technical model lays emphasis on the groupl relations that empower autonomous internal regulations. The socio technical model can be carried out from a micro level to a macro level. Henceforth it is an integral & multi-dimensional process in which all the levels are inteconnected & inter-related which inturn defile all sorts of work units be it big or small.

The socio-technical model also helps in the anticipation of the potential business problem which will help the Business Analyst to deal with them more effectively. Importance of Socio-Technical Model can be described as:
     1. The components of this model are inter-related; thus there are fair chances that always a good change will be introduced and a bad change will be prevented 
     2. The components of the socio-technical model interact with each other. Thus they will include details about the project, the processes, the physical surroundings, the environment etc.
     3. The Socio technical model embodies all the values which can be located within the system.

The main attributes of this model are:
     1. Technology, which includes hardware, software, designs, prototyoes, products etc. 
     2. Physical aspects, which include security of the development site, promotion of privacy, promotion of equality among resources etc
     3. Resources, includes stakeholders, developers, Business analysts, managers etc.
     4. Laws, Rules and Regulation, that includes company's policies etc.