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Control over hours leads to fulfilment

first_imgStaff who enjoy time sovereignty – control over the number of hours theywork – are happier than those who work to set hours, according to an IndustrialSociety report. It claims employees are no longer content with set work-life balancepractices, they want to be able to decide the length of work days as well. A feeling of control reduces stress and raises work motivation, according tothe report. However, less than half of the 2,032 staff questioned have controlover their hours. The study, conducted by the London School of Economics and Policy StudiesInstitute, admits that some jobs lend themselves more to time sovereignty thanothers, but points to a number of measures that could be applied to a widerange of jobs. These include a clear reward scheme to promote good performance rather thantime spent in the office, providing staff with mobile technology to encourageflexible working, and devolving time management to workers. Judith Doyle, co-author of the report, said, “Control over workers’time decreases their motivation.” www.indsoc.co.uk Comments are closed. Control over hours leads to fulfilmentOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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