Swing describes the state that players achieve in routine tasks, where over time difficulty and skill are not increasing
See also Flow-theory.
Tasks and activities often performed by blue-collar workers, such as on a conveyor belt, tend after an initial increase in difficulty and learning to not change those levels anymore. Also other factors that help achieve flow-state may not be present or available for blue collar workers.
To describe this state more accurately than the term flow-state does, the word swing is used.
Swing is in sports the state that athletes, such as rowers in a canoe, achieve, when the crew operates as a unified front with the strokes of the oars on both sides matched in force and technique, and the rowers being in a kind of perfection, where time melts away.
Swing-state is used as term
- for routine tasks, where (after initial increases) difficulty and skills stay the same
- mostly for blue color workers
- mostly for non-digital work
- Marek Korczynski, Michael Pickering, Emma Roberston; Rhythms of Labour: Music at Work in Britain; Cambridge Press, 2013