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Expertise-based task assignment

Match tasks to experts' specialized skills for efficiency

Assign tasks based on the unique skills of the person(s) involved. Expertise is defined as the specialised skills possessed by a resource

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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Foundational free Patterns

Deploy extra resources

If capacity is insufficient, consider increasing the available number of resources

Apply Integral technology

Elevate physical constraints by applying new technology

Establish standardized interfaces

Consider a standardized interface with customers and partners

Minimize numerical involvement

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Resequence activities

Move activities to more appropriate places

Offer temporal flexibility

Let customers interact with your organization whenever they want to.

Generalize your process

Explore whether a process can easily be used for additional products or services

Task delegation

Reassign tasks along the organisational hierarchy

Quality-based task assignment

Allocate task based on past feedback or quality metrics


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Role-based task assignment

Assign tasks based on resources' roles in the organisation

Preference-based task assignment

Let people do what they love to do

Cost-based task assignment

Delegate tasks according to resource cost

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