Work-life systems: rethinking endurance and uncertainty in future work
|dc.identifier.citation||Griffin, 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.title||Work-life systems: rethinking endurance and uncertainty in future work|
|dcterms.source.conference||13th AAvPA Symposium & PAACDEF Conference|
|dcterms.source.conference-start-date||7 Nov 2018|
|dcterms.source.conferencelocation||Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, Sydney|
|curtin.department||Future of Work Institute|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
|curtin.faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|curtin.contributor.orcid||Griffin, Mark [0000-0003-4326-7752]|
|curtin.contributor.researcherid||Griffin, Mark [C-2440-2013] [H-9312-2014]|
|dcterms.source.conference-end-date||9 Nov 2018|
|curtin.contributor.scopusauthorid||Griffin, Mark |
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