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Document ID (ISN)50431
CIS number 88-1574
Year 1984
Convention or series no. EF/85/01
Author(s) Craipeau S., Marot J.C.
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Title Telework: Impact on living and working conditions
Original title TÚlÚtravail - impact sur les conditions de vie et de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, L-2985, Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, 1984. 324p. 91 ref. Price: BEF 1100; GBP 16.30; USD 23.50.
Abstract Telework (i.e. telecommuting) is defined as "work carried out by a decentralised unit (person or group), i.e. a unit separated from its establishment, whose activity calls for the intensive use of telecommunications facilities". This report on a study financed by the CEC covers: the information society; a framework for analysis of telework; three important dimensions (technical and organisational change, modified perception of space and time, workers' perception of and satisfaction in their work). Particular attention is paid to telecommuting in France (public and private sector, interviews with managers and teleworkers, the concepts of autonomy of workers and of integration of telecommuting in the working community and in daily life). Case studies are also provided for: Federal Republic of Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, USA. Evaluation reports by the Trade Unions' Group, Employers' Group and Governments' Group on the Seminar on the Impact of Telework on Living and Working Conditions (Brussels, Belgium, 30 Nov. 1983). In the appendices: detailed case-studies of telecommuting in the United Kingdom, Italy, the USA and France; analysis of technologies and jobs that can be dispersed.
Descriptors (primary) telecommuting; France; telecommunications; computer terminals; conditions of work; home work
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; Netherlands; Norway; USA; United Kingdom; future trends; Denmark; Germany (Federal Republic of); Italy; conference; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Communications industry
Office work