The Death of the 8-Hour Shift (and the Rise of the 12-Hour Shift)

In a world of global competition, tightening margins and advanced technology, corporations have been slow to make aggressive adjustments to their labor strategy.  The overwhelming use of eight-hour shifts is a key sign of this lack of transformation.  As “just in time” becomes more widely adopted, the eight-hour shift will become a relic of “how we used to do it” and no longer part of the “this is how we have always done it” excuse.

Key takeaways:

Learn new ways to deploy labor, including real examples of shift schedules that have been implemented successfully.

Learn why the current eight-hour shift may be costing your business millions of dollars.

Learn the pros and cons of the most common shift schedules.

Learn what employees think about a variety of options through real benchmarking data.