In this project we aim to map, explore and understand the opportunities and challenges of telework, and to contribute to enhanced organizational preparedness for healthy, sustainable and productive teleworking.
The sudden and obligatory transition to telework for a large part of the labor force due to Covid-19 will likely have changed the ways we are working beyond the current pandemic. This unprecedented erosion of the boundaries between work and non-work unlocks new and comprehensive challenges in terms of individual, organizational, legal and philosophical challenges. For instance, the flexibility of telework have contradictory implications on employees, and may both increase and decrease work-family conflict, ill health and productivity. Crossbow aims to map, explore and understand the opportunities and challenges of telework, and to contribute to enhanced organizational preparedness for healthy and productive teleworking.
In Crossbow we will:
- Map implications and strategies of teleworking on multiple levels (i.e., individual, familial, organizational, union and legal levels);
- Explore and understand the conditions and strategies for healthy, safe and productive telework; and
- Learn, develop and disseminate knowledge about and facilitators for safe, healthy and productive teleworking with relevant stakeholders and users.
Crossbow aims to integrate knowledge from different disciplines and methods, and perspectives from employees, managers, safety- and union representatives, as well as and legal and privacy perspectives, to gain new, robust and relevant knowledge about teleworking.
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