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Production, safety and teamwork in a deep-level mining workplace : perspectives from the rock-face

Author: Timothy Thulisizwe Phakathi
Publisher: United Kingdom : Emerald Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The book highlights the day-to-day lived experience of miners' work and organisational practices that shape the day-to-day running of the production process in a deep-level mining workplace.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Thulisizwe Phakathi
ISBN: 9781787145634 1787145638
OCLC Number: 1011496905
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Contents: Front Cover; Production, Safety and Teamwork in a Deep-Level Mining Workplace; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; About the Author; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives in South African Mines; Safety Performance in South African Mines; Reorganisation of Work Processes and Workplace Practices in South African Mines; The Contribution of This Book; The Structure of the Book; Notes; References; Chapter 2 A Workplace Ethnography of Deep-Level Mining Teams; Production, Safety and Teamwork at AfricaGold Mine; Conclusion; Notes. The Pros and Cons of PlanisaPlanisa and the Irony of Workplace Change in Deep-Level Mining; The Significance of Making Plan (Planisa) in the Mining Workplace; Conclusion; Note; References; Chapter 5 Making a Plan (Planisa) and the Production Bonus Scheme: Cooperation or Conflict?; Worker Motivation, Productivity and Safety; Goals of the Production Bonus Scheme; Implementation of the Bonus Scheme at the Rock-Face; Perceptions of Unfairness; Worker Absenteeism and Labour Shortages; Work Intensification; Poor Resourcing of Mining Teams; Poor Mine Planning; Ineffective Shop-Steward Leadership. ConclusionNotes; References; Chapter 6 Generational Differences and Team Performance: Millennial Miners and the Older Generation; Millennials in a Multigenerational Workplace; What Is the Fuss about the Millennial Workforce?; Millennials in a Post-Apartheid Deep-Level Mining Workplace; Co-worker Conflict within Mining Teams; Animosity over the Team-Based Production Bonus Scheme; The Township Boys â#x80;#x93; â#x80;#x98;slackersâ#x80;#x99;; The â#x80;#x98;Bad Boysâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;Party Animalsâ#x80;#x99;; The Literate Bunch, Politically Conscious; Implications of the Evolving Mining Workforce; Conclusion; Notes; References. Chapter 7 Self-Directed Work Teams and Mining Workplace ProductivitySelf-Directed Work Team Training; Day One; Day Two; Day Three; Day Four; Day Five; Assessment of SDWT Training; Positive Aspects; Negative Aspects; Implementation of SDWT Training in the Mining Workplace; Lack of Supplies; Equipment Failure and Mechanical Breakdowns; Lack of Organisational and Managerial Support; Autocratic Supervisory Styles; Cost-Cutting Measures; The Relationship between SDWT Training and Production Results; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8 Frontline Supervisors: Change Facilitators or Change Resisters.
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