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

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20 June 2019
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15 February 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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  • Relatório

    Número de páginas: 
    80
    N.º de referência: 
    EF1658
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1569-0
    N.º do catálogo: 
    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

    N.º de referência: 
    EF16581
    Catalogue info

    Trabalhar a qualquer hora, em qualquer lugar e seus efeitos no mundo do trabalho

    Autor(es): 
    Eurofound

    As novas tecnologias da informação e comunicação revolucionaram o trabalho e a vida no século XXI. A conectividade constante viabilizada por estes dispositivos permite que o trabalho seja realizado a qualquer hora e praticamente a partir de qualquer lugar. Este relatório conjunto da OIT e da Eurofound sintetiza as conclusões de estudos nacionais de 15 países, mais o Inquérito Europeu sobre Condições de Trabalho, para analisar os efeitos do teletrabalho e do trabalho móvel-TIC (T/TMTIC) no mundo do trabalho. O relatório mostra que este regime de trabalho tem vindo a aumentar na maioria dos países. Os seus efeitos positivos incluem uma redução do tempo de deslocação, maior autonomia no tempo de trabalho, melhor equilíbrio entre o trabalho e a vida privada e maior produtividade. Ao mesmo tempo, as desvantagens referidas incluem horários de trabalho mais alargados, a sobreposição entre trabalho e vida pessoal e intensificação do trabalho, o que pode levar a elevados níveis de stresse - com consequências negativas para a saúde e bem-estar dos trabalhadores. Os efeitos ambíguos e até mesmo contraditórios do T/TMTIC sobre as condições de trabalho ilustram a situação atual e do dia a dia no que respeita aos desafios do trabalho no futuro. São apresentadas, com base nas conclusões, várias sugestões do domínio político com vista a melhorar o T/TMTIC.

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      Working paper
      20 June 2019
      Number of pages
      63
      N.º de referência
      WPEF18007

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