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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
  • 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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