Different Shifts, Different Worlds Part II: Factors To Consider For Problem Solving Work Issues

In the previous blog we discussed the factors that make one shift different from another, and how an awareness of these differences is important for the proper management of the workload and staffing for these shifts.   Since each shift is part of the continuum of the lab operation for that day, when chronic problems…

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Different Shifts, Different Worlds Part I: Consistency Between Shifts

Have you noticed that when you work a different shift, it almost feels like you are working in a different lab? Whether we compare day/evening, evening/night, or night/day interfaces, we often have different priorities, different responsibilities and different ways of communicating with our clients. The outside world views the laboratory as a cohesive operation, whether…

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