I remember as a kid, and even my first job out of college, waiting, with a sense of anxiety, for the work schedule to be posted. Would the scheduler remember that time off I requested? Would I get the shifts I liked or those I disliked?
The whole process seemed so arbitrary. It also appeared to be completely out of my control.
Perhaps that’s why the idea of self-scheduling makes sense to me. The technology is there to support it. Now you just need to build the process and guidelines to make it work for your organization.
Want to give it a try? This article proposes six steps you ought to use to make the transition to self-scheduling.