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Towards A Balanced Flexibility: An Attractive Workplace - Dr Whittall (Michael)

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Published on December 5, 2008

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Quality of work in Europe : 2010 and beyond ?
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Towards A Balanced Flexibility: An Attractive Workplace Dr. Michael Whittall Technische Universität München- Germany Technische Universität München

Structure The Lisbon strategy and an attractive workplace In-depth look at two case studies Summary Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München Technische Universität München

The Lisbon strategy and an attractive workplace

In-depth look at two case studies

Summary

Attractive workplace The Lisbon message 3% sustainable economic growth rate “ More and better jobs” “ More workers working more productively” European Foundation project Six orientations Seven member states 15 case studies (per country) Orientation 5: Towards a balanced flexibility “ Good flexible working time practices” Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

The Lisbon message

3% sustainable economic growth rate

“ More and better jobs”

“ More workers working more productively”

European Foundation project

Six orientations

Seven member states

15 case studies (per country)

Orientation 5: Towards a balanced flexibility

“ Good flexible working time practices”

Case studies Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Renowned publishing house Family owned German company 200 employers in Germany (60% women) 60 academic journals Challenge: Original flexitime model Start 7-9 am Finish no earlier than 15.30 High overtime levels Disciplinary and moral problems Productivity problem Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Renowned publishing house

Family owned German company

200 employers in Germany (60% women)

60 academic journals

Challenge: Original flexitime model

Start 7-9 am

Finish no earlier than 15.30

High overtime levels

Disciplinary and moral problems

Productivity problem

Solution: Trust working-time-model 2004 No management control over working time Introduction of team “service times” (09.30-15.30) Voluntary (70% initial opt-in) Benefits 90% support of agreement today Reduction in stress related illness Motivated workforce Improved team work Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Solution: Trust working-time-model 2004

No management control over working time

Introduction of team “service times” (09.30-15.30)

Voluntary (70% initial opt-in)

Benefits

90% support of agreement today

Reduction in stress related illness

Motivated workforce

Improved team work

Global telecommunications operator Operates in 170 countries Over 100.000 employees worldwide (22% women) £ 22 billion turnover 2007 Challenge: Attracting and retaining employees Ageing workforce Contracting labour market Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Global telecommunications operator

Operates in 170 countries

Over 100.000 employees worldwide (22% women)

£ 22 billion turnover 2007

Challenge: Attracting and retaining employees

Ageing workforce

Contracting labour market

Solution: Flexible working time practices Compressed hours Job sharing Accrual of hours Annualised hours Teleworking Benefits 75% of employees covered by some form of flexible working time practice Increased productivity (15-30% for teleworkers) Greater job satisfaction Cost reduction (i.e. earlier return from maternity leave) Environmentally friendly Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Solution: Flexible working time practices

Compressed hours

Job sharing

Accrual of hours

Annualised hours

Teleworking

Benefits

75% of employees covered by some form of flexible working time practice

Increased productivity (15-30% for teleworkers)

Greater job satisfaction

Cost reduction (i.e. earlier return from maternity leave)

Environmentally friendly

Summary Win-win situation Legitimacy through negotiation Technology requirements (Intranet advice portal) Trust Redefining managerial control Technische Universität München Dr. Michael Whittall – Technische Universität München

Win-win situation

Legitimacy through negotiation

Technology requirements (Intranet advice portal)

Trust

Redefining managerial control

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