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The Significance of Working Time Arrangements Accompanying the Introduction of Teamworking: Evidence from Employees

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dc.contributor.author Bacon, Nicholas
dc.contributor.author Blyton, Paul
dc.contributor.author Dastmalchian, Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-04T05:39:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-04T05:39:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Bacon, N., Blyton, P., Dastmalchian, A. (2005). The significance of working time arrangements accompanying the introduction of teamworking: Evidence from employees. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(4), 681-701. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2005.00479.x en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1080
dc.identifier.issn 1467-8543
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1442
dc.description.abstract A study is reported where the introduction of teamworking was accompanied by negotiated changes in working time patterns, involving some employees transferring to a 5-shift, 8-hour pattern, others to a 5-shift, 12-hour pattern. Employee attitude surveys before and after the changes show those moving to 12-hour working much more satisfied with both working time and other changes, compared with those remaining on 8-hour shifts. The creation of extra non-work days was seen as the major advantage of the longer shifts, which compensated for the harder work regime identified under teamworking and the greater rigidity of the 5-shift system. The findings underline the potential significance of working hours for employee support for broader changes in working practices. Possible explanations of why the longer shift pattern met with considerable support at one research site, but failed to gain support at a similar site elsewhere, are also explored. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.subject teams in the workplace en
dc.subject working time patterns en
dc.subject employees attitudes en
dc.subject hours of labour en
dc.subject scheduling en
dc.subject labour time en
dc.title The Significance of Working Time Arrangements Accompanying the Introduction of Teamworking: Evidence from Employees en
dc.type Article en


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