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Less is more : designing a set of requirements and an assessment scheme for the implementation and evaluation of the six-hour workday at the municipality of Amsterdam

Os, Lisalotte van (2019) Less is more : designing a set of requirements and an assessment scheme for the implementation and evaluation of the six-hour workday at the municipality of Amsterdam.

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Abstract:This thesis calls into question the sustainability of contemporary work patterns, since this goes along with different problems such as work-life imbalance and burnouts. Upon the beginning of this thesis, the six-hour workday seemed promising, however research on this topic is still in its infancy. Therefore, the goal of this research was to advice researchers as well as practitioners on engaging with the six-hour workday by providing a theoretical overview and tools for implementation and evaluation, namely a set of requirements and an assessment scheme. Correspondingly, the goal in this research was to identify important requirements and possible outcomes of the six-hour workday. Since this research was conducted in the name of and in collaboration with the Municipality of Amsterdam, a larger interest was in place. This thesis is part of the first six-hour workday experiment on a large scale in the Netherlands. It attempted to connect the scientific domain with practice and thereby intended to contribute to the debate about negative effects of long working hours and positive effects of worktime reduction. Altogether, this thesis represents an effort toward a potential solution to problems accompanying contemporary work patterns.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77919
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