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Shift Work. Something to be avoided!. A post modern change. All you need to know on the web Changing roles of academics and educators Change in expectations Moving towards the development of conceptual analysis not the possession of knowledge. Learning goals.

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Shift Work

Something to be avoided!


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A post modern change

  • All you need to know on the web

  • Changing roles of academics and educators

  • Change in expectations

  • Moving towards the development of conceptual analysis not the possession of knowledge


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Learning goals

  • Define shift work and why we have it

  • Comment o the effect of shift work on people groups and organisations

  • Say how shift working patterns can be varied and optimised

  • Cite some findings in support of the above


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What is shift work

  • Bit subjective really

  • Nights

  • Earlies

  • Lates

  • Instable patterns

  • Not only about nights


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How does it effect indibduals

  • Makes them grumpy asocial paths

    • Or is it a case of self selection

  • Makes them more stressed

  • And less healthy

  • Effect the immune system


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How does it effect groups

  • Less well studied

  • Strong team building

  • Strong identity

  • Ambition to be the best

  • People more independent most arrogant

  • Have to work without managers etc


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How does it effect organisations

  • Different management approaches

  • Increased productivity

  • Time for non standard functions

  • Expensive

  • Hard to get people


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Rotation

  • Rapid (over days)

  • Intermediate (over weeks)

  • Slow (over months)


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How to cope

  • When to sleep

  • Door bells

  • Phones

  • Support


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How to investigate

  • Data collection

    • Attitudes, performance, probe tasks

  • Intervention design

    • Trialling, user acceptance

  • Organisational integration

    • With organisational goal and staff needs.