Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work

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20 Juuni 2019
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15 Veebruar 2017
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New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of nationRead more

New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of national studies from 15 countries, plus the European Working Conditions Survey, to consider the effects of telework and ICT-mobile work (T/ICTM) on the world of work. The report shows that this work arrangement is growing in most countries. Positive effects of T/ICTM usually include a shortening of commuting time, greater working time autonomy, better overall work–life balance, and higher productivity. At the same time, disadvantages include its tendency to lengthen working hours, to create interference between work and personal life, and to result in work intensification, which can lead to high levels of stress with negative consequences for workers’ health and well-being. The ambiguous and even contradictory effects of T/ICTM on working conditions represent a current, real-world example about the challenges of the future of work. A range of policy suggestions to improve T/ICTM are made on the basis of the findings.

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  • Report

    Number of pages: 
    80
    Reference no.: 
    EF1658
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1569-0
    Catalogue no.: 
    TJ-06-16-316-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/372726
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    Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work

    New information and communications technologies have revolutionised work and life in the 21st century. The constant connectivity enabled by these devices allows work to be performed at any time and from almost anywhere. This joint report by the ILO and Eurofound synthesises the findings of national studies from 15 countries, plus the European Working Conditions Survey, to consider the effects of telework and ICT-mobile work (T/ICTM) on the world of work.

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    Eurofound and the International Labour Office (2017), Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, and the International Labour Office, Geneva. http://eurofound.link/ef1658

  • Executive summary

    Reference no.: 
    EF16581
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    Töötamine millal ja kus tahes ning selle mõju töömaailmale

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    Eurofound

    Uus info- ja sidetehnoloogia (IKT) on kujundanud põhjalikult ümber töö ja elu 21. sajandil. IKT-vahendid võimaldavad püsiühendust, tänu millele saab töötada millal tahes ja peaaegu kus tahes. Käesolevas ILO ja Eurofoundi ühisaruandes on kokkuvõtlik ülevaade 15 riigis korraldatud uuringu ja Euroopa töötingimuste uuringu tähelepanekutest, mis käsitlevad kaugtöö ja IKT-põhise liikuva töö mõju töömaailmale. Aruandest selgub, et see töökorraldus levib enamikus riikides üha rohkem. Eelised on näiteks lühem tööleminekuaeg, tööaja suurem sõltumatus, parem üldine töö- ja eraelu tasakaal ning suurem tööviljakus. Puudustena nimetati pikemat tööaega, töö- ja eraelu kattumist ning töö intensiivistumist, mis võib suurendada stressi, mis kahjustab töötajate tervist ja heaolu. Kaugtöö / IKT-põhise liikuva töö ebaselge ja ka vastuoluline mõju töötingimustele kajastab praegust olukorda tuleviku tööprobleemide lahendamisel. Uuringu tähelepanekute põhjal tehakse kaugtöö / IKT-põhise liikuva töö täiustamiseks mitmeid poliitikasoovitusi.

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      WPEF18007

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