The Flexibility of the Workplace and Working Time: Analysis of Employees' Preferences in Poland

Grzegorz Wojtkowiak , Beata Skowron-Mielnik

Abstract

Organisations are more and more interested in ensuring flexibility of working time and space for their employees. This approach is enforced both by labour market volatility and company strategic plans, e.g. relocation. However, employers begin to realise that employees’ flexibility is limited. While the reasons behind it might be objective (lack of legal regulations, commuting expenses), in some cases it is the employees’ personal views that stand in the way. In such situation the company is much more limited in its attempts to offer a greater flexibility to its workforce. The research problem that arises here is as follows: is it possible to define the characteristics and situations in which employees are willing to accept flexible conditions of working time and space? Therefore, the aim of the study is to indicate how to increase work flexibility on the side of employees. The study focuses on four areas, i.e. changing the place of residence due to work, frequent business trips, long commuting and flexible work arrangements
Author Grzegorz Wojtkowiak (WZ / KZAZP)
Grzegorz Wojtkowiak,,
- KZAZP
, Beata Skowron-Mielnik (WZ / KZAZP)
Beata Skowron-Mielnik,,
- KZAZP
Pages287-304
Publication size in sheets0.85
Book Nedelko Zlatko, Brzozowski Maciej (eds.): Exploring the Influence of Personal Values and Cultures in the Workplace, 2017, IGI Global, ISBN 9781522524809, [9781522524816], 458 p., DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-2480-9
Keywords in EnglishFlexibility, Workplace, Working Time, Work-Life Balance, Work Organisation, Relocation, Commuting Distance, Business Trip, Zeytinoglu, Volberda, Eurofound
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 12-03-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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