"They say we have a choice, but we don't" : a gendered reflection on work-family strategies and planning systems of atypical schedules within male-dominated occupations in Canada and Switzerland

Lefrançois, Mélanie (École des Sciences de la Gestion (ESG UQAM, Business School) and CINBIOSE Research Centre, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) ; Probst, Isabelle (HESAV School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland)

For parents working in the transportation industry, atypical schedules are often a daily puzzle. Schedule planning systems allowing workers to choose shifts may affect job strenuousness and work-family balance (WFB) for both female and male workers. How could ergonomic interventions related to the implementation of those systems better consider gender dynamics regarding WFB strategies, and minimize inequities among workers? This article presents a joint analysis of two independent case studies related to ergonomic interventions in transport companies in Canada and Switzerland. Direct observation and semi-structured interviews shed light on the characteristics of schedule planning systems and their interaction with men's and women's WFB strategies. Issues related to each step of the planning process (shift construction, schedule choice, day-to-day schedule management) are discussed to inform interventions aimed at facilitating WFB, and ultimately gender equity, in atypical schedule contexts.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
School:
HESAV
Institute:
Unité de recherche en santé, HESAV
Date:
2020-02
Pagination:
10 p.
Published in:
Applied ergonomics
Numeration (vol. no.):
February 2020, vol. 83, art. 103000
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ISSN:
0003-6870
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