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Working at the edge of the world


Norris, K and Holland, P and Hecker, R and Liang, X, Working at the edge of the world, Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries, Taylor & Francis Group, P Holland and C Brewster (ed), pp. 67-80. ISBN 9781138490635 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4324/9781351034906


Technology and knowledge have pushed the boundaries of where, when and how we work to extreme environments. Few can be much more ex­treme than the Antarctic. Increasingly, high-skilled worker (scientists) and operational support teams are spending longer time periods in this envi­ronment as they research major issues such as climate change. It is one thing to prepare and manage a workforce for such extreme working con­ditions. It is another to explore the way new technologies are impacting on the workforce physically isolated from home and family. The chapter looks at the complexities of managing a workforce in such an extreme environ­ment in the technology-intensive 21st century, which are arguably making the ability to manage work and non-work life potentially more difficult.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Psychology, workplace, Antarctica
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Professor Kimberley Norris)
UTAS Author:Holland, P (Associate Professor Peter Holland)
UTAS Author:Hecker, R (Dr Rob Hecker)
UTAS Author:Liang, X (Ms Xiaoyan Liang)
ID Code:137901
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2020-03-12
Last Modified:2021-02-09

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