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Ameliorating the problems of shiftwork.

Smyth, Tony (2007) Ameliorating the problems of shiftwork. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

"Employees who design, construct, and manage shift work systems are often not shiftworkers themselves, and may not be fully aware of the potential negative effects of shift-work on social and family life. They may understand the point of view of shiftworkers, but will not feel the strength of the experienced shiftworker's instinctive reactions" (Hornberger, S. et al, 1991).
Hornberger would appear to have captured the insight and thought process of the experienced shiftworkers. How can they influence change and ameliorate the problems of shiftwork that is the question for the future. Quality of life is so important and yet there are shift cycles that have not changed in the last twenty years. Is it a question that shiftworkers need to look at their quality of life for a change? This raises issues for the attraction of workers/talent in shift positions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Hours of Labour
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2010 16:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 10:18
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/457

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