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

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15 február 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 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.

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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
    Catalogue info

    Práca kedykoľvek a kdekoľvek a jej vplyv na svet práce

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Nové informačné a komunikačné technológie priniesli revolúciu v práci a živote 21. storočia. Neustála konektivita, ktorú umožňujú tieto zariadenia, povoľuje vykonávanie prác kedykoľvek a kdekoľvek. Táto spoločná správa ILO a Eurofoundu sumarizuje poznatky z národných štúdií z 15 krajín plus európskeho prieskumu pracovných podmienok, aby zvážila dôsledky práce na diaľku a IKT mobilnej práce (T/IKTM) na svet práce. Správa ukazuje, že toto pracovné usporiadanie je na vzostupe vo väčšine krajín. Jej pozitívne účinky zahŕňajú zníženie času na dochádzanie, väčšiu autonómiu pracovnej doby, celkovo lepšiu rovnováhu medzi pracovným a súkromným životom a vyššiu produktivitu. Medzi uvádzané nevýhody patrí dlhšia pracovná doba, prekrývanie práce a osobného života a intenzifikácia práce, čo môže viesť k vysokej úrovni stresu – s negatívnymi dôsledkami pre zdravie pracovníkov a ich pohodu. Tieto nejednoznačné a dokonca protichodné účinky T/IKTM na pracovné podmienky ilustrujú súčasný, každodenný stav týkajúci sa výziev pre budúcnosť práce. Na základe týchto zistení sa vykonáva rad návrhov politík s cieľom zlepšiť T/IKTM.

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