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‘Just Right’ job design_ A conceptual framework for sustainable work in rail driving using the Goldilocks Work Paradigm.pdf (9.39 MB)

‘Just Right’ job design: A conceptual framework for sustainable work in rail driving using the Goldilocks Work Paradigm

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posted on 2022-11-07, 01:29 authored by Anjum NaweedAnjum Naweed, Janine ChapmanJanine Chapman, Corneel VandelanotteCorneel Vandelanotte, Stephanie ChappelStephanie Chappel, Andreas Holtermann, Leon Straker
Excessive physical demand at work has traditionally been connected with adverse health outcomes, but excessive sitting is now also being recognised as an occupational hazard and emerging work-related risk. Traditional preventive occupational health and ergonomics programs are useful but limited through reliance on individual behaviour change and time-diversion from productive work. A new ‘Goldilocks Work Paradigm’ aims to optimise health and productivity by using movements of productive tasks. Using rail driving as a specific case of a highly sedentary and inflexible working environment, we construct a conceptual framework for designing better jobs, arguing that a theoretical amalgamation of the new Goldilocks Work Paradigm with System Thinking, Participatory Ergonomics, and a Risk Management Framework, is needed, for establishing a unified, strategic approach—a ‘just right’ job design model. We extend this by outlining a practical process of designing better jobs with tools that can be used to achieve it.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

105

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1872-9126

ISSN

0003-6870

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2022-05-16

External Author Affiliations

Curtin University; Flinders University; The National Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Author Research Institute

  • Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Applied Ergonomics

Article Number

103806

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