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2015-06-01 Switzerland: Economic and environmental potentials of flexible and mobile working arrangements


 


2015-06-01 Switzerland: 
Economic and environmental potentials of flexible and mobile working arrangements


Description of the project offered: 
I'd like to propose a joint project exploring potentials of flexible and mobile working arrangements (i.e., FlexTime, telework/telecommuting, mobile work, "work anywhere").

Flexible work holds a number of benefits for individuals, organizations, and societies. For example, in a previous study we found that with flexible working arrangements, it would be possible to reduce the number of passangers in public transport during the peak hours by up to 10 per cent. This is an important in issue in Switzerland, where public transport capacity reaches its limit. Other potentials involve environmental benefits (reduced energy consumption by working from home part-time), economic benefits (higher productivity, higher work satisfaction), or individual and social benefits (family-friendly working conditions). 

At the School of Applied Psychology FHNW in Olten, Switzerland, we have already conducted several research topics around this issue, mainly concerned with individual and organizational benefits (and costs). We would like to co-operate with research institutions in fields such as business, economy, sociolgy, or psychology in order to get comparative data, bigger sample sizes, and a greater understanding of these issues.
Project proposer:   Johann Weichbrodt (Switzerland)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  N/A