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

Report
Actualizat
15 Februarie 2017
Publicat
15 Februarie 2017
Formate
Executive summary in 22 languages

PDF

Sumar

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.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    80
    Reference No: 
    EF1658
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1569-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-06-16-316-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/372726
    Catalogue info

    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.

    Available formats

    Cite this publication as: 
    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
    Catalogue info

    Munca prestată la orice oră, din orice loc și efectele sale asupra lumii muncii

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Noile tehnologii ale informației și comunicațiilor au revoluționat munca și viața în secolul al XXI-lea. Conectivitatea constantă facilitată de aceste dispozitive permite ca munca să poată fi prestată la orice oră și din aproape orice loc. Prezentul raport comun al OIM și Eurofound sintetizează constatările unor studii naționale din 15 țări, la care se adaugă sondajul european privind condițiile de muncă, pentru a reflecta asupra efectelor telemuncii și ale muncii mobile bazate pe TIC (T/MTIC) asupra lumii muncii. Raportul arată că acest tip de desfășurare a muncii este în creștere în majoritatea țărilor. Printre efectele sale pozitive se numără reducerea orelor de navetă, o autonomie mai mare a programului de lucru, un echilibru general mai bun între viața profesională și viața privată și o productivitate mai mare. În același timp, printre dezavantajele raportate se numără un program de lucru mai lung, suprapunerea vieții profesionale cu viața privată și intensificarea muncii, fapt care poate conduce la niveluri ridicate de stres – cu consecințe negative asupra sănătății și bunăstării lucrătorilor. Efectele ambigue și chiar contradictorii ale T/MTIC asupra condițiilor de muncă ilustrează situația actuală, de zi cu zi, a provocărilor viitorului muncii. Pe baza constatărilor au fost făcute mai multe sugestii de politici pentru îmbunătățirea T/MTIC.

    Available in 22 languages for download

    PDF

Part of the series

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    ​Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the 2015 EWCS. The survey was first carried out in 1991.

  • New forms of employment

    This series reports on the new forms of employment emerging across Europe that are driven by societal, economic and technological developments and are different from traditional standard or non-standard employment in a number of ways. This series explores what characterises these new employment forms and what implications they have for working conditions and the labour market.

Useful? Interesting? Tell us what you think. Hide comments

Adaugă comentariu nou