This website gives an overview on the research project titled Cognitive Demands of Flexible Work: Risks and Challenges (CODEofWORC).
Companies increasingly rely on flexible ways to organize work. By offering employees temporal flexibilty (flextime) and/or spatial flexibility (flexplace), organizations give employees the opportunity to decide when and where they conduct work. Although this rise in decision latitude gives workers more control over their work, the flexible way of organizing work poses specific cognitive demands for planning, structuring, and coordinating work on individuals.
This project focuses on investigating the mechanisms that underlie the effects of cognitive demands of flexible work on work-related and work-home outcomes. We will also explore the temporal nature of these effects while considering factors at the individual and the organizational level that may play a role in the underlying mechanisms. The methods used in this project include longitudinal study designs, intervention study designs, diary study designs, and mixed methods approaches.
The project started in March 2017 at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria in cooperation with the University of Vienna. The project is planned for three years with support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P29408-G29.