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Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

J. Gärtner, A. Wöhrmann, A. Arlinghaus, S. Rabstein, S. Schief:
"German Language Working Time Society - Bringing Together Research and Practice on Working Hours";
Talk: XXIV International Symposium on Shiftwork & Working Time - Shiftwork2019, Coeur D#Alene, Idaho, USA (invited); 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-13.



English abstract:
The aim of the Working Time Society (WTS) is the maintenance and improvement of workers health and well-being through a healthy design of their working time by bringing together researchers and practitioners with very heterogeneous backgrounds from all over the world. WTS provides a unique opportunity to connect with researchers on shift work and working time at an international level and has promoted efforts on the development of local working time associations and networks: A "sister-organization" of the WTS, the German Language Working Time Society (Arbeitszeitgesellschaft), was founded in 2013 to establish a working time network in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Its goals are to promote research on working hours and translation of the results into practice. Annual symposia provide a platform for researchers from different disciplines and practitioners with different backgrounds to connect and share their latest findings on the organization of working time, their effects, dangers and opportunities for improvement. To make the findings accessible to a broader community, contributions are regularly published in a special issue of a scientific journal. Also, consensus papers on recommendations for the design of working time (e.g., on 12-hour-shifts) are approved and published. Board members of the Arbeitszeitgesellschaft would like to present its activities and cooperation efforts with the WTS on this 2019 Symposium. The goal of the poster presentation is threefold. First, on a more strategic/administrative level we would like to share information with participants about how to start a local working time organization and keep it running. Second, we present current trends in working time research in the German speaking countries against the background of political and societal developments, including flexible work hours, 12h shifts, and recovery processes. Thirdly, we would like to create synergy between WTS and Arbeitszeitgesellschaft and strengthen the existing cooperation and membership.

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