|Author (Person)||Llave, Oscar Vargas, Mandl, Irene, Weber, Tina, Wilkens, Mathijn|
|Author (Corporate)||European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Eurofound Research Reports|
|Publication Date||January 2020|
Advances in ICT have opened the door to new ways of organising work. We are shifting from a regular, bureaucratic and ‘factory-based’ working time pattern towards a more flexible model of work. Telework and ICT-based mobile work (TICTM) has emerged in this transition, giving workers and employers the ability to adapt the time and location of work to their needs. Despite the flexibility and higher level of worker autonomy inherent in TICTM, there are risks that this work arrangement leads to the deterioration of work–life balance, higher stress levels and failing worker health.
This report analyses the employment and working conditions of workers with TICTM arrangements, focusing on how it affects their work–life balance, health, performance and job prospects. While policymakers in many EU countries are debating TICTM and its implications, the study finds that only a few have implemented new regulations to prevent TICTM from having a negative impact on the well-being of workers.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|