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Type: Journal article
Title: Can occupational health professionals successfully apply the Goldilocks Work Paradigm in a simulated work redesign?
Author: Chappel, S.E.
Naweed, A.
Chapman, J.
Vandelanotte, C.
Holtermann, A.
Straker, L.
Citation: Ergonomics: an international journal of research and practice in human factors and ergonomics, 2023; 66(2):153-166
Publisher: Informa UK
Issue Date: 2023
ISSN: 0014-0139
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Stephanie E. Chappela, Anjum Naweeda, Janine Chapmana, Corneel Vandelanottec, Andreas Holtermannd and Leon Strakere
Abstract: This study aimed to assess occupational health professionals’ application of the Goldilocks Work Paradigm in redesigning jobs for healthier physical behaviours while maintaining productivity. During a group simulation exercise, participants (n¼16) created job descriptions for four different occupation cases (factory worker, office worker, teacher, train driver) and then redesigned the jobs using the Paradigm. Substantial changes in the time spent in sitting (9–30%), standing (8–42%), walking (6–14%), and high-intensity (0–24%) physical behaviours were achieved, which if implemented would likely result in enhanced health for workers. Overall, occupational health professionals were able to successfully redesign fictitious jobs aligned with the Goldilocks Work Paradigm. The simulation task used in this study may be useful to train professionals and assist workplaces to understand and implement the Goldilocks Work Paradigm into practice.
Keywords: Job design
occupational physical activity
occupational health
simulation task
Description: Published online: 05 May 2022
Rights: © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2022.2067357
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