Enhancing Corporate Capability through Changes in Shift System

교대근무제의 변화를 통한 기업역량 강화

  • Received : 2014.01.06
  • Accepted : 2014.01.22
  • Published : 2014.03.28


Workshift is a method of organization of working time in which workers succeed one another at the workplace. The shift work system enables round-the-clock activities required for meeting technological needs and productive and economic demands. This study tries to find the practical implications by investigating the workshift systems which are successfully applied in two representative Korean companies, Yuhan-Kimberly and POSCO. Case study method is applied in oder to analyze the special feature of shift work systems in two companies. It is concluded that the shift system(2-4system) has positively enhanced firm's capability including workers' satisfaction and commitment, product quality, and productivity. Specifically, the shiftwork system applied in the companies has significantly influenced on the workers' work-life balance.


Shiftwork;Corporate Capability;Yuhan-Kimberly;POSCO


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