Autonomy and control
The Fourth European Working Conditions Survey (2005) reveals that workers’ autonomy levels are high, although they are not increasing. The survey found that more than 60% of workers can choose or change the order in which they perform tasks, their speed of work or their working methods.
But this high level of autonomy seem to be slowly reducing in the case of employees: there has been a reduction of 2% to 5% in the years. In the case of the self-employed, there has been no noticeable change in recent years.
Employees - are you able to choose or change...?
In terms of occupations, workers in managerial positions enjoy high levels of control and at the same time have demanding jobs. This was also noted in the transport and communications sectors.