Working hours : tracking the current and future trends
Anttila, T., Härmä, M., & Oinas, T. (2021). Working hours : tracking the current and future trends. Industrial Health, 59(5), 285-292. https://doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2021-0086
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It is important to track the trends of future working hours, since working hours have strong associations to everyday life and work-life interaction, but also to health. In this paper we aim to track the current and future trends in working hours. We discuss the trends through the key dimensions of working hours: the length, timing, tempo and autonomy. We also consider the role of current trends of spatial changes of work. Changes in working time patterns are fostered by several driving factors: globalization and business restructuring challenging the current work organizations, new information technologies, demographic and climate change and the current and future pandemics. The past and current tremendous changes in working hours indicate that changes in working hours will continue. The contemporary trends in future working hours pose risks for personal, family and social life, material well-being and health. At its best, however, the new post-industrial working time regime may provide more autonomy and time for recovery to employees as new technologies and changes in business structures release opportunities for greater individual autonomy over how, where, and for how long paid work is performed. ...
PublisherNational Institute of Industrial Health
NB.Artikkelin aiempi versio nimellä "Research and Practice of Occupational Health and Safety in the “New Normal”
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Additional information about fundingM Härmä is supported by NordForsk (the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare, grant 74809) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme (826 266)
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