Effect on Performance of Employees Working in Rotational Shifts within the Pharmaceutical Industry in India

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Kale, Mayuresh Balkrishna
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MBA (General)
Dublin Business School
The comprehensive study on rotational shift work in the Indian pharmaceutical industry illuminates the impact of irregular work schedules on employee performance, well-being, and job satisfaction, particularly among younger adults. A key finding is the negative impact of rotational shifts on work-life balance and overall health, leading to stress, sleep disturbances, and long-term health issues. These irregular hours not only affect personal lives but also professional performance, increasing the risk of errors in a precision-essential field. The study advocates for flexible scheduling, such as shift swapping and self-scheduling, to give employees more control over their work hours, enhancing job satisfaction and reducing stress. Additionally, it recommends holistic health and wellness programs, including regular health check-ups, stress management workshops, and mental health support. It also underscores the need for an inclusive, supportive work culture with open communication channels. Implementing these measures can result in a more engaged, productive, and satisfied workforce, which is vital for maintaining high productivity and quality standards in the Indian pharmaceutical industry.