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dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Mark
dc.identifier.citationGriffin, M. 2018. Work-life systems; rethinking endurance and uncertainty in future work. In: 13th AAvPA Symposium & PAACDEF Conference, 7-9 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia.

The nature of work is rapidly evolving as technological, demographic, and economic changes influence all aspects of our society. The changing nature of work requires a more wholistic understanding of work life systems that encompasses work tasks, non-work, and sleep across longer time spans. In this presentation I explore two concepts through which research is extending the understanding of work-life systems.

First, studies of endurance provide new insights into the long-term impact of demanding work in complex environments. I review research involving two very different work environments: submariners in the Navy and FIFO workers in mining. Both populations highlight psychological and physical challenges best viewed from the perspective of complete work-life systems.

Second, I explore the role of uncertainty in future work. Uncertainty is a defining feature of complex, and high-risk work and often viewed as contextual feature of the work context. I review recent research investigating uncertainty as a more dynamic element of work-life that is both generated and managed when there is ongoing adaptive behaviour. I review recent research investigating how individuals both respond to and generate uncertainty to be adaptive.

dc.titleWork-life systems: rethinking endurance and uncertainty in future work
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.conference13th AAvPA Symposium & PAACDEF Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-date7 Nov 2018
dcterms.source.conferencelocationCrowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, Sydney
curtin.departmentFuture of Work Institute
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidGriffin, Mark [0000-0003-4326-7752]
curtin.contributor.researcheridGriffin, Mark [C-2440-2013] [H-9312-2014]
dcterms.source.conference-end-date9 Nov 2018
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridGriffin, Mark [7403310336]

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