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Cost-based task assignment

Delegate tasks according to resource cost

Assign tasks based on the cost of a resource, defined as the person’s per-hour cost when executing a task

Goel, K., Fehrer, T., Röglinger, M., & Wynn, M. T. (2023). Not Here, But There: Human Resource Allocation Patterns. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 377–394).


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Appoint case managers

Assign a responsible individual for handling each case type

Distinguish case types

Determine whether activities are related to the same type of case and, if necessary, distinguish new business processes

Establish a case-based mindset

Remove batch-processing and periodic activities from your business process

Empower resources

Empower workers for more decision-making authority

Fail Early

Order knock-outs by least effort and highest termination probability first.

Minimize numerical involvement

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Resequence activities

Move activities to more appropriate places

Shift Workload

Execute tasks when the grid is powered by renewable energy

Preference-based task assignment

Let people do what they love to do


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Quality-based task assignment

Allocate task based on past feedback or quality metrics

Experience-based task assignment

Delegate task according to experience: execution frequency, case involvement, interactions

Expertise-based task assignment

Match tasks to experts' specialized skills for efficiency

Performance-based task assignment

Allocate tasks based on past performance: execution time and success

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