Lotte Bailyn

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AIM To describe a pilot project on self-scheduling (self-rostering) for hospital nurses and assess its potential values and difficulties in implementation. BACKGROUND Self-scheduling is one aspect of the effort to make the hospital nursing environment more accommodative of nurses' lives. It is part of the good employment practices that nurses want and(More)
The experience of home-based systems developers is compared with their office-based counterparts in a UK computer firm. The analysis produced two major patterns: the home-based workers find intrinsic value in the job, whereas office-based employees view it more instrumentally and find it interferes with satisfaction on a personal level.
303 IN 1980, 29% OF MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES were women; in 1990, 39% were women. Even with long tenure tracks and waits for promotion to Full Professor, by this time one would have expected female representation in the higher ranks to be approaching these levels. As we learn from the paper by Waisbren et al. in this issue,1 however, in 2002 only 11% of(More)
PURPOSE To improve the quality of patient care and work satisfaction of the physicians and staff at an ambulatory practice that had recently started an innovative model of clinical care for women. METHOD The authors used an inclusive process, collaborative interactive action research, to engage all physicians and staff members in assessing and redesigning(More)
This paper adapts status-based conformity theory to the study of careers. I develop the notion that middle-status conformity shapes individual willingness to pursue professionally deviant career activities in organizations. Further, I propose that an individual’s social status and labor market position can combine to predict deviant action. These ideas are(More)
.................................................................................................................................... 1 Bureaucratic Organizations and Physician Jobs ....................................................................... 3 Scale, Bureaucracy, and the Loss of Autonomy...........................................................(More)