Working Time Models Productivity

Hessian companies want more flexibility the design of working time is being tested with Hessian companies. Results of a survey of the RKW Hessen and the RKW competence center show that many operations optimization opportunities to explore, to achieve operational improvements. Eschborn, 19 April 2011-76 medium-sized companies in the manufacturing and the hospitality industry gave information. The responses to the survey show that a number of companies are willing to take advantage of potential for improvement through the organisation of working time. Almost every second company overtime be paid regularly, to absorb surplus labor”, explains Hans-Henning Kraeter, project manager for the project ArbeitsZeitGewinn at the RKW Hessen. The work is with flexible design models such as about working time accounts often better distribute.” Two-thirds of the companies surveyed rely on part-time work already. You can serve the better reconciliation of family and working life.

The gradual transition from work into retirement offer only a quarter of the companies already on, including almost no small and micro-enterprises. The survey further shows that flextime models, as well as the so-called trust labor”on the rise. In these models, the employees enjoy even more scope for their working hours. Trust working time is already practiced by one-third of the companies surveyed. Working time accounts increase flexibility great change potentials for companies according to the RKW study in particular in the areas of working time accounts, part-time work and flexible working hours models.

For more than half of the companies surveyed, working time accounts are of interest. These promise a substantial increase in flexibility in the allocation of tasks. Small and medium-sized enterprises have still considerable pent-up demand. So far only 43 percent of the companies are already working-time accounts with less than 50 employees. Pleasing: Almost 40 percent of the companies have admitted their employees a say in the organisation of the working time.