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Rosterball - Looking into the statistics of good and bad rosters.

Staff rostering has a tremendous amount in common with the ideas explored in one of my favourite movies, Moneyball. Like Brad Pitt, rosterers have to squeeze a winning amount of productivity out of their team, while staying within a limited budget.

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Trade-offs upon Trade-offs, the Difficulties of Rostering

In healthcare, making a roster is easy; if you have excess staff who are happy to work whenever. If you don’t have a workplace utopia, rostering is an arduous struggle to balance the myriad trade-offs within the roster of: staffing numbers, contractual obligations, fairness, individual happiness and the hours it takes to find the right balance.

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