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VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon

Crossing and Managing Boundaries between Work and Non-Work – Co-creating Healthy Teleworking (CROSSBOW)

Alternative title: Norsk tittel

Awarded: NOK 12.0 mill.

Project Number:

325053

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Project Period:

2021 - 2026

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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: 1) Map implications and strategies of teleworking on multiple levels (i.e., individual, familial, organizational, union and legal levels); 2) Explore and understand the conditions and strategies for healthy, safe and productive telework; and 3) 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. Web: https://www.oslomet.no/en/research/research-projects/crossbow

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. CROSSBOW proposes an interdisciplinary, mixed-method and multilevel approach, organized in five work packages(WPs): WP1 maps and explores individual and familial implications of teleworking across different occupational groups; WP2 investigates managers’ practices and perspectives on managing and supporting teleworkers; WP3 examines what telework means for the workplace cooperation/dialogue between employer, employee, safety- and union representatives; WP4 explores implications of teleworking for individuals’ and their families’ right to privacy from a legal and philosophical perspective, and organizational responses to secure these rights; WP5 organizes learning platforms, collaborating with stakeholders to co-create and disseminate guidelines for healthy, safe and productive teleworking. In order to secure cross-disciplinary cooperation, all WPs share a collective mixed-methods data pool consisting of: 1) A nationwide longitudinal survey of the general working population across 4 time points (n=3000) (2021-2022), and 2) In-depth individual (n=60) and focus group interviews (n=9) (in 2022-2023), longitudinal survey across 5 time points (2023-2024) (n=1000), with employees, managers, safety- and union representative in three occupational contexts.

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VAM-Velferd, arbeid og migrasjon