Sociotechnical Group

Group of people with globe concept

Sociotechnical Approaches to Information Systems Development

The BCS Sociotechnical Group promotes the view that in developing, using and studying ICT systems, it is essential to give due weight to both social and technical factors. This view will be supported by a programme of sociotechnically based research, analysis, education and commentary.

The work of the ST Group is founded on principles originally developed in the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in the 1950s, adapted to meet changing social conditions and emerging new technologies.


Membership of the Group is free and may be achieved by subscribing to the electronic mailing list which provides details of Group activities.

Group Activities

Image: iStock/590051232

The group runs three continuing series of lectures. In London they are held at the University of Westminster, in the north of England they are held at the University of Sunderland and in the South West they are held at the University of the West of England.
List of links and details of publications related to the Sociotechnical Group.