Leavitt’s Model of IT implementation in Firms

It has four componenets- task, people, technology and structure. According to the Leavitt’s model, if any change is encountered then all the four components must be changed simultaneously. This is helpful for task arrangement of people and implementing some specific structure.

For any organization, these four components interact and determine how the organization will work affectively. Change in any one of the component will ultimaely change all of the other components to maintain balance in an organization.

People: These not only include employees of the company but also include skills, knowledge, efficiency and productivity.

Change in task means educating and training employees while change in structure means shift in assignment of roles. Change in technology is needed to upgrade employees.

Tasks: This include the things to be done and how to achieve the tasks. Relevance and productivity are the major parts associated with the tasks completion.

Change in people requires change in tasks allocation and also if structure changes, it require to change tasks.

Structure: This includes not only hierarchical structure but also relationships and communication levels between different levels of the organization.

Change in people whether skilled or unskilled requires change in supervision and allocation of tasks. Also if technology changes this also change the structure of the company.

Technology: This implies all required latest technologies of IT. Change in people and structure definitely changes the technology and vice versa.

Latest news source and relevance
There was recent news regarding launching of connected factory trial to demonstrate IIOT(Industrial internet of things). Computerized Catapult has united with two UK producers, Dyer Engineering and Special Metals Wiggin, to show the capability of modern web of things (IIoT) innovation.

The venture will use advancements from associated industrial facility new businesses to “open profitability, streamline forms, improve yield and increment quality control.”

The Connected Factory Demonstrator unites Digital Catapult with the two creative assembling organizations and the UK start-up network to investigate how future systems innovations, including LPWAN (low-controlled, wide territory systems), can drive upgrades all through the item lifecycle.

Advanced Catapult has issued an open call to discover new businesses working with IoT advances, welcoming them to apply online to help illuminate a portion of the difficulties identified with procedure estimation, enhancement and control, and indoor resource following.

“We foresee that by presenting cutting edge remote innovation we will make huge headways in procedure control and resource following,” said Dr Jonathan Silk, Quality and Technical Director, Special Metals Wiggin. This will improve our situation in an exceptionally focused overall market for the supply of nickel combinations.

Receiving mechanical advanced innovation is of vital significance to protect UK fabricating for ages to come.

Analyzing the context with the theoretical framework
Since there are various challenges in IT firms for optimization, process measurement, asset tracking and control implementation. Levitt’s model perfectly fits here to bring about the change in IIOT. Below is the framework that is well suited in thus news resource.

Focussing more on the aptitudes, proficiency, learning and efficiency of the employees, we can investigate how this part should be altered as for changes in the other three segments.

Change in Tasks: In case intending to change the assignments, workers should be instructed and prepared to make them acquainted with the new strategies.

Change in Structure: The workers would require help to find out about their new activity obligations and duties.

Change in Technology: Shifting to another innovation requires broad preparing, so the representatives can deal with the new innovation effectively – without making any harm themselves or the innovation.

Concentrating more on the subjective parts of the undertakings and objectives as opposed to the real errands and objectives in IIOT. When seeing errands consider their importance and their advantages, and when seeing objectives consider the yield and efficiency. Presently how about we perceive how assignments are influenced by change in different components.

Change in People: If you’re changing your labor, you’ll have to adjust the undertakings or objectives to make right and ideal utilization of their aptitudes and learning.

Change in Structure: In case you’re blending two offices into one or part an office into two, you can’t proceed with similar objectives.

Changes in Technology: Shifting to a more up to date innovation would require making changes to the manner in which things are finished. Additionally, as you proceed onward to further developed innovation, the objectives must be raised to receive rewards and to take care of the expenses of the innovation. Now and again the objectives may should be totally changed.

The structure should be modified, when changes are made to some other segment of the precious stone.

Changes in People: This would mean chopping down the quantity of supervisory posts. Presently, it’s not just about contracting once more, the equivalent would be valid in the event that you enable your current workersthrough preparing.

Changes in Tasks: That clarifies how the structure may should be changed, with an alteration in objectives. At the point when business forms are reengineered, the requirement for a portion of the activity posts or even administration levels may totally die.

Innovation is that part of the association which helps or encourages the general population to play out the assignments.

Changes in People: To exploit your labor, you’ll have to change the innovation as per the adjustment in the learning, capabilities and abilities of your workforce. Regardless of whether you need your workers to deal with extra assignments, you may need to furnish them with innovation that causes them toward this path.

Changes in Tasks: Utilizing your client bolster community for request preparing too, you should supplant your current programming with another application which has client administration and request handling coordinated into one.

Changes in Structure: If you need to chop down staff from a specific division, you should robotize a few procedures, to keep up a similar dimension of generation.


Applying Levitt’s framework will highly resolve the challenges faced in industrial internet of things (IIOT). By changing the four components- people, task, structure and technology, optimisation and resource tracking can be effectively done in IIOT.


Author: A.C.

Dr. Chakraborty is a researcher in electronics and has authored numerous articles in the domain. She is also an avid blogger and shares a penchant for domains like technology, business and science.

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