Utilizing flexible work arrangements – for the good of the employee or the organization?
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Utilizing flexible work arrangements – for the good of the employee or the organization?

When talking about the use of flexible work arrangements, we most often seem to think that they are utilized for the good of the individual employees. That is, flexibility makes balancing the demands of work and personal life easier: It helps working parents to take care of work responsibilities and childcare, it makes time-consuming hobbies … Continue reading

Fitting human and organizational needs into the same room: a perspective on office personalization
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Fitting human and organizational needs into the same room: a perspective on office personalization

Guest blog post by Riikka Manninen, CityWorkLife project trainee The inconsistencies of everyday life at the office create heated discussions among the workers themselves – but also among academic researchers. Change is a common word heard in the corridors and meeting rooms of office buildings. Change is happening in the intangible world steering businesses and … Continue reading

Work by the sea
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Work by the sea

Guest blog post by PhD. Marko Hakonen As a continuum to Satu Koivisto’s blog entitled “Why do employees choose to work in a coffee house or library? I provide my subjective view of pleasures on working in a café by the sea. This particular café is my favorite for many reasons. It has basic functions for … Continue reading

Who are the employees utilizing work flexibility?
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Who are the employees utilizing work flexibility?

In the previous blog post we wrote about our survey findings related to what extent the employees of two organizations participating in CityWorkLife project utilize flexible work options. It was noted that there are huge differences between different employees – some utilize flexible work options significantly more than others. This finding arouses a question: Who … Continue reading

Are flexible work options utilized? Some snapshots of our survey results
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Are flexible work options utilized? Some snapshots of our survey results

In spring 2013 the personnel of two large Finnish organizations participating in CWL project responded to our flexiwork survey. The survey investigated, among other things, to what extent the employees of these two organizations utilize flexible work options. Below some interesting results of the survey. Almost a quarter of the employees of the two sample … Continue reading